Meaning of carnification

car•ni•fi•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (kär"nu-fi-kā'shun), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. the conversion of tissue into flesh or a fleshlike substance, as of lung tissue into fibrous tissue as a result of pneumonia.
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