The conversion of a loose tissue into a firm mass like the substance of the liver, especially such a conversion of lung tissue in pneumonia.
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He found that the suprarenals were enlarged and congested, and there were small areas of hepatization at the apex of each lung.Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease
Albert Cornelius Crawford