- hardening of rock by heat or pressure.
- a hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to inflammation, hyperemia, or neoplastic infiltration.
- an area or part of the body that has undergone such a reaction.
Origin of induration
OTHER WORDS FROM indurationin·du·ra·tive, adjectivenon·in·du·ra·tive, adjectiveun·in·du·ra·tive, adjective
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How to use induration in a sentence
Induration of the lungs (tuberculosis) was regarded as incurable.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
We must not omit that union of the parts of bodies which is the principal cause of induration and desiccation.Novum Organum|Francis Bacon
It was attempted to relieve this induration by emollient fomentations.Four Years in France|Henry Digby Beste
The essential symptoms are œdema and a variable degree of hardness and induration.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Moral independence for the adult means arrest of growth, isolation means induration.Reconstruction in Philosophy|John Dewey