induration

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noun in·du·ra·tion \ˌin-də-ˈrā-shən, -dyə-\

Definition of induration

  1. :  the process of or condition produced by growing hard; specifically :  sclerosis especially when associated with inflammation

indurative

play play \ˈin-də-ˌrā-tiv, -dyə-; in-ˈdür-ə-, -ˈdyür-\ adjective

First Known Use of induration

14th century


Medical Dictionary

induration

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noun in·du·ra·tion \ˌin-d(y)ə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of induration

  1. 1:  an increase in the fibrous elements in tissue commonly associated with inflammation and marked by loss of elasticity and pliability :  sclerosis

  2. 2:  a hardened mass or formation


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