carnification

[ kahr-nuh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɑr nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun Pathology.

the conversion of tissue into flesh or a fleshlike substance, as of lung tissue into fibrous tissue as a result of pneumonia.

Nearby words

  1. carneous,
  2. carnet,
  3. carney,
  4. carnic alps,
  5. carniferous,
  6. carnify,
  7. carniola,
  8. carnitas,
  9. carnitine,
  10. carnival

Origin of carnification

First recorded in 1725–35; carni(fy) + -fication

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