induration

[ in-doo-rey-shuhn, -dyoo- ]
/ ˌɪn dʊˈreɪ ʃən, -dyʊ- /

noun

the act of indurating.
the state of being indurated.
Geology.
  1. lithification.
  2. hardening of rock by heat or pressure.
Pathology.
  1. a hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to inflammation, hyperemia, or neoplastic infiltration.
  2. an area or part of the body that has undergone such a reaction.

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Origin of induration

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin indūrātiōn- (stem of indūrātiō) a hardening. See indurate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM induration

in·du·ra·tive, adjectivenon·in·du·ra·tive, adjectiveun·in·du·ra·tive, adjective
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Medical definitions for induration

induration
[ ĭn′də-rāshən, -dyə- ]

n.

The hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ, especially the skin, because of inflammation, infiltration of a neoplasm, or an accumulation of blood.
A focus or region of abnormally hardened tissue.
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