Definition of caseation in English:


Line breaks: ca¦se|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌkeɪsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A condition characteristic of tuberculosis, in which diseased tissue forms a firm, dry mass like cheese in appearance.
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    • Both caseation and calcification are highly suggestive of a tubercular etiology, neither being common in malignancy related lymphadenopathy.
    • Granulomas, with or without caseation, may also be found.
    • Necrosis may be seen, however caseation is usually not present.


mid 19th century: from medieval Latin caseatio(n-), from Latin caseus 'cheese'.

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