induration

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

Definition of induration

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

indurative

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

First Known Use of induration

14th century


Medical Dictionary

induration

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

medical Definition of induration

1 :an increase in the fibrous elements in tissue commonly associated with inflammation and marked by loss of elasticity and pliability :sclerosis
2 :a hardened mass or formation

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