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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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But after their meeting, he gave the young queen a back-handed compliment: AoIf there be not in her a proud mind, a crafty wit and an indurate heart against God and His truth, my judgment faileth me.Ao KnoxAAEs house is just down the Royal Mile from Holyroodhouse, as is his church, St.
A general technique for hand emasculation of small grass florets without indurate or hardened floral bracts has been described by Burson (1980).
One month earlier, an erythematous plaque had developed on the pelvic region and it gradually extended, becoming indurate, thick, and painful.