the conversion of tissue into flesh or a fleshlike substance, as of lung tissue into fibrous tissue as a result of pneumonia.


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  • Carniferous

    bearing flesh. Historical Examples I ain’t complainin’ of de carnil an’ carniferous food she done give us, but of de spitichul nu’ishment. Stories That End Well Octave Thanet There would also be great competition for carniferous timber from other countries. Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. CLVIII, January 7, 1920 Various

  • Carnify

    to form or turn into flesh. Pathology. to undergo carnification. verb -fies, -fying, -fied (intransitive) (pathol) (esp of lung tissue, as the result of pneumonia) to be altered so as to resemble skeletal muscle

  • Carniola

    a former duchy and crown land of Austria: now part of Slovenia. Historical Examples The olm, or proteus, is found only in the underground lakes of Carniola and one or two other parts of Central Europe. The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood Madonna was also accompanied by the bishops of Carniola, […]

  • Carnitas

    small or shredded pieces of crisp roast pork, eaten as a snack, used as a filling for burritos, etc. Historical Examples I stepped into the nearest burrito joint and ordered one with carnitas — shredded pork — and extra salsa. Little Brother Cory Doctorow noun a Mexican dish of browned shredded tenderized pork, served with […]

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