incrustation

noun
in·​crus·​ta·​tion | \ ˌin-ˌkrə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce incrustation (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˌin-​ˌkrə-​ˈstā-​shən ˌen-​ How to pronounce encrustation (audio) \

Definition of incrustation

1a : a crust or hard coating
b : a growth or accumulation (as of habits, opinions, or customs) resembling a crust
2 : the act of encrusting : the state of being encrusted

First Known Use of incrustation

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for incrustation

Latin incrustation-, incrustatio, from incrustare to encrust

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incrustation

noun
in·​crus·​ta·​tion | \ ˌin-ˌkrəs-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce incrustation (audio) \
variants: or encrustation \ ˌen-​ How to pronounce encrustation (audio) \

Medical Definition of incrustation

1 : the act of encrusting : the state of being encrusted
2 : a crust or hard coating

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