Definition of Induration

1. Noun. Any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue.




Definition of Induration

1. n. The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard.

Definition of Induration

1. Noun. Hardness. ¹

2. Noun. Process of becoming hard. ¹

3. Noun. (medical) (Hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to inflammation, hyperemia, or neoplastic infiltration. ¹

4. Noun. (medical) An area or part of the body that has undergone such a reaction. Most often this term is used to describe dermatologic findings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Induration

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Medical Definition of Induration

1. 1. The quality of being hard, the process of hardening. 2. An abnormally hard spot or place, particularly of the skin. Origin: L. Induratio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Induration

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1. The Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1883)
"CHAPTER V. induration OF THE GANGLIA AND OF THE LYMPHATICS. As already mentioned, the induration of the base of a chancre has been supposed to be most ..."

2. Treatise on Optics by David Brewster, Alexander Dallas Bache (1854)
"On the Influence of induration. (144.) In 1814 I had occasion to make some experiments on the influence of induration in communicating double refraction to ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"On examining the breast a distinct induration is felt on grasping it between the fingers and ... Under this treatment the pain and induration disappeared, ..."

4. A Treatise on Rocks, Rock-weathering and Soils by George Perkins Merrill (1906)
"(6) induration on Exposure. — Many rocks, instead of becoming disintegrated on exposure, undergo a kind of induration upon the exposed surfaces. ..."

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