Pronunciation: (in"flu-mā'shun), [key]
1. Pathol.redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, heat, and disturbed function of an area of the body, esp. as a reaction of tissues to injurious agents.
2. the act or fact of inflaming.
3. the state of being inflamed.
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