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induration

[‚in·də′rā·shən]
(biology)
The process of hardening, especially by increasing the fibrous elements.
(geology)
The hardening of a rock material by the application of heat or pressure or by the introduction of a cementing material.
A hardened mass formed by such processes.
The hardening of a soil horizon by chemical action to form a hardpan.
(medicine)
Hardening of a tissue or organ due to an accumulation of blood, inflammation, or neoplastic growth.
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1) soft nodular sequence; (2) indurate carapace or trachy-rhyolitic suite; (3) perched aquifer ; (4) interbasaltic red bole mantle ; (5) mottled massive clay ; (6) deep confined aquifer, and; (7) fractured ignimbrite substratum.
A general technique for hand emasculation of small grass florets without indurate or hardened floral bracts has been described by Burson (1980).
The two-day session will be indurate by Federal Minister for Youth Affairs (MOYA) Shahid Hussain Bhutto.