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caseous necrosis

 

Definition: necrosis characteristic of certain inflammations (tuberculosis, histoplasmosis), which represents necrosis with loss of separate structures of the various cellular and histologic elements; affected tissue manifests the friable, crumbly consistency and dull, opaque quality observed in cheese.

Synonym(s): caseous degeneration

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