hepatization

noun

hep·​a·​ti·​za·​tion ˌhep-ət-ə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce hepatization (audio)
: conversion of tissue (as of the lungs in pneumonia) into a substance which resembles liver tissue and may become solidified
hepatized adjective

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“Hepatization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hepatization. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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