hepatization

noun
hep·​a·​ti·​za·​tion | \ ˌhep-ət-ə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce hepatization (audio) \

Medical Definition of hepatization

: conversion of tissue (as of the lungs in pneumonia) into a substance which resembles liver tissue and may become solidified

Other Words from hepatization

hepatized \ ˈhep-​ə-​ˌtīzd How to pronounce hepatized (audio) \ adjective

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“Hepatization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hepatization. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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