Definition of Caseation

1. n. A degeneration of animal tissue into a cheesy or curdy mass.



Definition of Caseation

1. Noun. (pathology) A necrotic degeneration of tissue to a cheese-like condition ¹

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Definition of Caseation

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Medical Definition of Caseation

1. A form of coagulation necrosis in which the necrotic tissue resembles cheese and contains a mixture of protein and fat that is absorbed very slowly; occurs particularly in tuberculosis. See: caseous necrosis. Synonym: tyrosis. Origin: L. Caseus, cheese (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Caseation

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1. Principles of surgery by Nicholas Senn (1895)
"A deficient blood-supply, in the absence of other causes, would result in fatty degeneration of the new tissues ; but caseation is something different from ..."

2. General Pathology: Or the Science of the Causes, Nature and Course of the by Ernst Ziegler (1903)
"4 caseation is a form of necrosis closely related to coagulation-necrosis, and is characterized by ... K «a The process of caseation of cellular tissues, ..."

3. General Pathology and Principles of Medicine for Students and Practitioners by Vernon Cecil Rowland (1921)
"caseation. —Subsequent changes lead to other forms of necrosis, ... caseation refers simply to the cheese-like appearance of the necrotic tissue (Fig. 32). ..."

4. On the wasting diseases of infants and children by Eustace Smith (1884)
"If absorption do not take place, caseation sooner or later sets in. ... When the process of caseation is completed, re-absorption of the mass, ..."

5. Text-book of General Pathology and Pathological Anatomy by Richard Thoma (1896)
"caseation By caseation or caseous degeneration we understand the transformation of a tissue ... caseation ought, therefore, to be regarded as a necrosis, ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Disease in Children by Eustace Smith (1889)
"Of themselves they form a strong argument against the tubercular theory of scrofulous glandular enlargement ; for caseation of the mesenteric glands, ..."

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