- Pathology. transformation of tissue into a soft cheeselike mass, as in tuberculosis.
- Biochemistry. the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk.
Origin of caseation
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Hence the speedy death, fatty degeneration, and caseation (not liquefaction) of the cells.
Operative interference will be necessary in addition to the above, where caseation and secondary infection have occurred.
Caseation forms cheesy masses, which may soften into tubercular pus, may calcify, and may become encapsulated by fibroid tissue.
When there is an absence of caseation and suppuration, the condition is called caries sicca.Manual of Surgery
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- the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk
- pathol the degeneration of dead tissue into a soft cheeselike mass
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- Necrotic degeneration of bodily tissue into a soft, cheeselike substance.
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