- the act of indurating.
- the state of being indurated.
- hardening of rock by heat or pressure.
- a hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to inflammation, hyperemia, or neoplastic infiltration.
- an area or part of the body that has undergone such a reaction.
Origin of induration
Examples from the Web for induration
Induration of the lungs (tuberculosis) was regarded as incurable.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
Induration and overgrowth of the connective tissue of an organ.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
In cases in which there is induration or dryness of the part, the use of warm embrocations is indicated.
This change may consist of induration, exostosis, or even anchylosis.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
It was attempted to relieve this induration by emollient fomentations.Four Years in France
Henry Digby Beste
Word Origin and History for induration
late 14c., from Old French induracion "hardness, obstinacy" (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin indurationem (nominative induratio) "hardness (especially of the heart)," noun of action from indurare (see endure).
- The hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ, especially the skin, because of inflammation, infiltration of a neoplasm, or an accumulation of blood.
- A focus or region of abnormally hardened tissue.