caseation

noun
ca·​se·​ation | \ ˌkā-sē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce caseation (audio) \

Definition of caseation

: necrosis with conversion of damaged tissue into a soft cheesy substance

Other Words from caseation

caseate \ ˈkā-​sē-​ˌāt How to pronounce caseate (audio) \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of caseation

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caseation

Latin caseus cheese

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“Caseation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caseation. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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caseation

noun
ca·​se·​ation | \ ˌkā-sē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce caseation (audio) \

Medical Definition of caseation

: necrosis with conversion of damaged tissue into a soft cheesy substance

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