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Induration   Listen

Any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue.  Synonym: sclerosis.

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"Induration" Quotes from Famous Books

... world in which we must be just before we are generous. Unfortunately, there could be little question that this girl with the heavenly face had a certain touch—should we say?—of earthy hardness in her, a certain induration of the spirit. She had shown it quite plainly in her general attitude toward Dal in the hour of his need. She had shown it again, in a sort of way, in her attitude toward ...
— V. V.'s Eyes • Henry Sydnor Harrison

... of the Anson House owed this induration of the social texture to the most conspicuous accident in her annals: the fact that she was the only granddaughter of the great Orestes Anson. She had been born, as it were, into a museum, and cradled in a glass case with a label; the first foundations of her consciousness being built ...
— Crucial Instances • Edith Wharton

Words linked to "Induration" :   sclerosis, arterial sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, arteriosclerosis, disseminated multiple sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, induration of the arteries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, osteosclerosis, pathology, indurate, ALS, ms, hardening of the arteries, coronary-artery disease

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