in·​du·​ra·​tion ˌin-də-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce induration (audio)
: the process of or condition produced by growing hard
specifically : sclerosis especially when associated with inflammation
indurative adjective

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of induration was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Induration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​du·​ra·​tion ˌin-d(y)ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce induration (audio)
: an increase in the fibrous elements in tissue commonly associated with inflammation and marked by loss of elasticity and pliability : sclerosis
: a hardened mass or formation

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