What is another word for induration?

Pronunciation: [ɪndjʊ͡əɹˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Induration refers to the hardening or thickening of a tissue or an organ, typically caused by inflammation. Synonyms for this word include sclerosis, petrification, calcification, ossification, and hardening. Sclerosis and petrification are commonly used to describe the hardening of soft tissues, while calcification and ossification are used to describe the hardening or mineralization of bones. Hardening, on the other hand, is a broader term that may refer to the stiffening, solidifying, or toughening of any material or substance. In the medical field, physicians use these synonyms interchangeably to describe the pathological changes that occur in various diseases of the body.

What are the hypernyms for Induration?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Induration?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for induration (as nouns)

Usage examples for Induration

Deposits of tubercle or tumors in the udder, or induration of the gland, may be efficient causes, the irritation caused by milking contributing to draw the blood.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
In cases of threatened induration excellent results are sometimes obtained from a weak-induction current of electricity sent through the gland daily for 10 minutes.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
This is especially valuable when the disease is protracted and induration threatens.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler

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