Caseation



Pathology. transformation of tissue into a soft cheeselike mass, as in tuberculosis.
Biochemistry. the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk.
Historical Examples

Operative interference will be necessary in addition to the above, where caseation and secondary infection have occurred.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

When there is an absence of caseation and suppuration, the condition is called caries sicca.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

Hence the speedy death, fatty degeneration, and caseation (not liquefaction) of the cells.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

caseation forms cheesy masses, which may soften into tubercular pus, may calcify, and may become encapsulated by fibroid tissue.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

noun
the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk
(pathol) the degeneration of dead tissue into a soft cheeselike mass

caseation ca·se·a·tion (kā’sē-ā’shən)
n.
Necrotic degeneration of bodily tissue into a soft, cheeselike substance.

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