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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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Twin set 1: Previously healthy, 71-day-old MZ twin girls presented with fever and cough of 10 days duration and, indurative edema in the hands and feet of three days duration.
Acute phase indurative edema and membranous desquamation from the fingertips in the convalescent phase.