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in·du·ra·tion

 (ĭn′də-rā′shən, -dyə-)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being hardened.
2. The act or process of becoming hardened.
3. The hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ, especially the skin, due to inflammation, infiltration of a neoplasm, or accumulation of blood.

in•du•ra•tion

(ˌɪn dʊˈreɪ ʃən, -dyʊ-)

n.
1. the act of indurating.
2. the state of being indurated.
3.
b. hardening of rock by heat or pressure.
4. an abnormal hardening of an area of the body.

induration

1. the process of hardening or being hardened.
2. a hardened mass. — indurative, adj.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.induration - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
disseminated multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, MS, multiple sclerosis - a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease - thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
arteriolosclerosis - sclerosis of the arterioles
osteosclerosis - abnormal hardening or eburnation of bone
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations

in·du·ra·tion

n. induración, endurecimiento que puede suceder en tejidos blandos como en el tejido de las membranas mucosas.

induration

n (lesion) induración f, (skin) endurecimiento