[ in-kruh-stey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən /


an incrusting or being incrusted.
a crust or coat of anything on the surface of a body; covering, coating, or scale.
the inlaying or addition of enriching materials on or to a surface or an object.
the enriching materials inlaid on or added to a surface or an object.

Origin of incrustation

First recorded in 1600–10, incrustation is from the Latin word incrustātiōn- (stem of incrustātiō). See in-2, crust, -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for incrustation


[ ĭn′krŭ-stāshən ]


The formation of a crust or a scab.
A coating of hardened exudate or other material on a body or body part.
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