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Medical Term:

liquefaction degeneration


  1. necrosis with softening, as in ischemic brain tissue;
  2. dissolution of the basal epidermal layer by necrosis of scattered cells with vacuolization, observed in lichen planus, lupus erythematosus, and other dermatologic conditions.
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