induration: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in"doo-rā'shun, -dyoo-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of indurating.
  2. the state of being indurated.
    1. lithification.
    2. hardening of rock by heat or pressure.
    1. a hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to inflammation, hyperemia, or neoplastic infiltration.
    2. an area or part of the body that has undergone such a reaction.
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