maceration

noun
mac·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌmas-ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce maceration (audio) \

Medical Definition of maceration

1 : an act or the process of macerating something especially : the extraction of a drug by allowing it to stand in contact with a solvent
2 : the condition of being macerated the fetus was recovered in an advanced state of maceration

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“Maceration.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/maceration. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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