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caseation

[ key-see-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkeɪ siˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun

Pathology. transformation of tissue into a soft cheeselike mass, as in tuberculosis.
Biochemistry. the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk.

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Origin of caseation

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

caseation
/ (ˌkeɪsɪˈeɪʃən) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for caseation

caseation
[ kā′sē-āshən ]

n.

Necrotic degeneration of bodily tissue into a soft, cheeselike substance.
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