caseation

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ca·se·a·tion

 (kā′sē-ā′shən)
n.
Necrotic degeneration of bodily tissue into a soft, cheeselike substance.

[From Latin cāseus, cheese.]
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caseation

(ˌkeɪsɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. (Biochemistry) the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk
2. (Pathology) pathol the degeneration of dead tissue into a soft cheeselike mass
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ca•se•a•tion

(ˌkeɪ siˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. transformation of tissue into a soft cheeselike mass, as in tuberculosis.
2. the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk.
[1865–70]
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caseation

the change in consistency of tissue to a soft, cheeselike form, as in tuberculosis.
See also: Body, Human, Disease and Illness
the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk.
See also: Cheese
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