induration (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. induracion "hardness, obstinacy" (14c.) or directly from M.L. indurationem (nom. induratio) "hardness (especially of the heart)," noun of action from indurare (see ENDURE (Cf. endure)).

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  • induration — [ ɛ̃dyrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1370; « endurcissement du cœur » v. 1300; lat. ecclés. induratio ♦ Méd. Durcissement d un tissu (⇒ sclérose). ♢ Partie indurée. ⇒ callosité. Les cors sont des indurations. ● induration nom féminin (bas latin induratio,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Induration — In du*ra tion, n. [Cf. F. induration, L. induratio hardness of heart.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard. [1913 Webster] 2. State of being indurated, or of having become hard. [1913 Webster] 3. Hardness of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Induration — (v. lat.), 1) Verhärtung der Gewebe des thierischen Körpers, vorzüglich der Drüsen des Gehörs, der Lunge etc.; 2) Verstockung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Induration — (lat.), Verhärtung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Induration — Induration, lat. dtsch., Verstockung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Induration — SignSymptom infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|R|23|4|r|20 ICD9 = ICD9|782.8 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Induration (in doo rā shən, dyoo ), a noun, means, in terms of pathology …   Wikipedia

  • Induration — Le phénomène d induration désigne le durcissement d un matériel organique ou inorganique, s accompagnant parfois de la transformation du matériel. Ainsi, un tissu biologique qui se durcit est dit induré ; l arkose est un grès feldspathique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • induration — indurative, adj. /in doo ray sheuhn, dyoo /, 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… …   Universalium

  • induration — noun /ɪndjʊˈɹeɪʃən/ a) Hardness, or the process of becoming hard. The voice was harder than I had known, and not only in stony reaction to long floods of wholly just selfpity, also roughened with gin and smoke, perhaps also assimilated to New… …   Wiktionary

  • induration — (in du ra sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Action de devenir dur. Induration du tissu cellulaire.    Partie indurée. Il y a des indurations dans le ventre. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Note que coagulacion de lait en la mammelle ne se fait pas… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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