colliquation

[ kŏl′ĭ-kwāshən ]

n.

Excessive discharge of fluid.
Softening of tissue.
Degeneration of tissue to a liquid state.

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Example sentences from the Web for colliquation

  • Fire is the cause of induration, but respective to clay; fire is the cause of colliquation, but respective to wax.