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caseation

Pronunciation: kā′sē-ā′shŭn

Definition: A form of coagulation necrosis in which the necrotic tissue resembles cheese and contains a mixture of protein and fat that is absorbed very slowly; occurs particularly in tuberculosis.

Synonym(s): tyrosis2

[L. caseus, cheese]

See Also: caseous necrosis

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