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induration

in·du·ra·tion

induration

pronunciation:
In dy reI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of indurating.
definition 2: the condition of being indurated.
definition 3: the consolidation or hardening of rock by the application of pressure or heat.
definition 4: a hardening of a part or area of the body due to swelling or inflammation.
derivation: indurative (adj.)