consolidation


con·sol·i·da·tion

noun \kən-ˌsäl-ə-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of CONSOLIDATION

: the process by which an infected lung passes from an aerated collapsible condition to one of airless solid consistency through the accumulation of exudate in the alveoli and adjoining ducts <pneumonic consolidation>; also : tissue that has undergone consolidation <areas of consolidation>

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