Definition of Maceration

1. Noun. Softening due to soaking or steeping.

Generic synonyms: Softening
Derivative terms: Macerate



2. Noun. Extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease).
Exact synonyms: Boniness, Bonyness, Emaciation, Gauntness
Generic synonyms: Leanness, Spareness, Thinness
Derivative terms: Boney, Bony, Bony, Emaciate, Emaciate, Gaunt, Macerate

Definition of Maceration

1. n. The act or process of macerating.

Definition of Maceration

1. Noun. The act or process of macerating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maceration

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Medical Definition of Maceration

1. The softening of a solid by soaking. The softening of a tissue by soaking, especially in acids, until the connective tissue fibres are so dissolved that the tissue components can be teased apart. In obstetrics, the degenerative changes with discolouration and softening of tissues and eventual disintegration, of a foetus retained in the uterus after its death. Origin: L. Maceratio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maceration

maced
macedoine
macedoines
macedonian
macedonite
macelike
macer
maceral
macerals
macerate
macerated
macerater
maceraters
macerates
macerating
maceration (current term)
macerations
macerative
macerator
macerators
macerozyme
macerozymes
macers
maces
macfallite
mach-zender interferometer
machaca
machacas
machado-joseph disease
machaeridian

Literary usage of Maceration

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1. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"It requires from a fortnight to two months for complete maceration. ... If possible, maceration should be done in a separate building, and during warm ..."

2. The Microtomist's Vade-mecum: A Handbook of the Methods of Microscopic Anatomy by Arthur Bolles Lee (1913)
"maceration. 520. Methods of Dissociation.—It is sometimes necessary, ... In this case recourse must be had to maceration, by which is meant prolonged ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"Soon after birth portions of the lung exist which are not yet inflated, a fact suggestive from a medico-legal view. maceration OF THE LIVING ..."

4. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"On the contrary, most of these characteristics are not exhibited by a child born putrid, and the putrefactive maceration in the warm liquor ..."

5. The American Chemist by Charles Frederick Chandler (1873)
"We obtain the greatest yield of glucose by letting the cold maceration continue for five or six ... If the duration of the cold maceration is in* creased, ..."

6. The Elements of Medical Chemistry: Embracing Only Those Branches of Chemical by John Ayrton Paris (1825)
"The pharmaceutical operations of maceration • Digestion; Infusion ; Decoction, ... maceration is an operation which is chiefly performed on vegetable matter ..."

7. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"maceration Roughly stated, maceration consists of reducing the drug to appropriate ... The process of maceration is a favorite method of extraction in most ..."

8. Chemical Control in Cane Sugar Factories by Hendrik Coenraad Prinsen Geerligs (1917)
"The total percentage of maceration water applied on 100 parts of cane is found by dividing the total weight of maceration water used during the run by the ..."

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