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hepatization

hepatization in Medicine

hepatization hep·a·ti·za·tion (hěp'ə-tĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The conversion of a loose tissue into a firm mass like the substance of the liver, especially such a conversion of lung tissue in pneumonia.

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