caseation

[key-see-ey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. Pathology. transformation of tissue into a soft cheeselike mass, as in tuberculosis.
  2. Biochemistry. the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk.

Origin of caseation

First recorded in 1865–70; caseate + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for caseation

caseation

noun
  1. the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk
  2. pathol the degeneration of dead tissue into a soft cheeselike mass
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caseation in Medicine

caseation

[kā′sē-āshən]
n.
  1. Necrotic degeneration of bodily tissue into a soft, cheeselike substance.
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