incrustation

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noun in·crus·ta·tion \ˌin-ˌkrəs-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of incrustation

  1. 1 a :  a crust or hard coating b :  a growth or accumulation (as of habits, opinions, or customs) resembling a crust

  2. 2 :  the act of encrusting :  the state of being encrusted

  3. 3 a :  overlay a b :  inlay

Variants of incrustation

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\ˌin-, ˌen-\

Origin and Etymology of incrustation

Latin incrustation-, incrustatio, from incrustare to encrust


First Known Use: 1644


Medical Dictionary

incrustation

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noun in·crus·ta·tion \ˌin-ˌkrəs-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of incrustation

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

  2. 2:  a crust or hard coating

Variants of incrustation

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encrustation

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