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

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

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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