incrustation

noun
in·crus·ta·tion | \ˌin-ˌkrə-ˈstā-shən \
variants: or less commonly \ˌin-ˌkrə-ˈstā-shən ˌen- \

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 \
variants: or encrustation \ˌen- \

Medical Definition of incrustation 

1 : the act of encrusting : the state of being encrusted

2 : a crust or hard coating

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