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in•du•ra•tion



Pronunciation: (in"doo-rā'shun, -dyoo-), [key]
n.
1. the act of indurating.
2. the state of being indurated.
3. Geol.
a. lithification.
b. hardening of rock by heat or pressure.
4. Pathol.
a. a hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to inflammation, hyperemia, or neoplastic infiltration.
b. an area or part of the body that has undergone such a reaction.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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