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verb (used without object), ca·se·at·ed, ca·se·at·ing. Pathology.
  1. to undergo caseation.
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Origin of caseate

1870–75; < Latin cāse(us) cheese1 + -ate1
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Historical Examples of caseate

  • A tubercule may caseate, a process that is destructive and dangerous to the organism.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

British Dictionary definitions for caseate


  1. (intr) pathol to undergo caseation
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Word Origin for caseate

C19: from Latin cāseus cheese 1
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