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brown induration of the lung

 

Definition: a condition characterized by firmness of the lungs, and a brown color associated with hemosiderin-pigmented macrophages in alveoli, consequent upon long-continued congestion due to heart disease.

Synonym(s): pigment induration of the lung

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