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gray induration


Definition: a condition occurring in lungs during and after pneumonic processes in which there is failure of resolution; there is a conspicuous increase in fibrous connective tissue in the walls of the alveoli, and also within the alveoli (fibrous organization of exudate); in contrast to brown induration, there is usually not a prominent degree of pigmentation, unless chronic passive congestion is also present.

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