induration

noun
in·​du·​ra·​tion | \ ˌin-də-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce induration (audio) , -dyə- \

Definition of induration

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

Other Words from induration

indurative \ ˈin-​də-​ˌrā-​tiv How to pronounce induration (audio) , -​dyə-​ ; in-​ˈdür-​ə-​ , -​ˈdyür-​ How to pronounce induration (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of induration

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Induration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/induration. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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induration

noun
in·​du·​ra·​tion | \ ˌin-d(y)ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce induration (audio) \

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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