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Induration
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Definition:
Induration is a sign of infection. Skin that is indurated is red, inflamed, thickened, and tender. The swelling and thickening of the skin are a result of the infectious process and the skin's response to fighting off the infection.

Pronunciation: in-dur-AY-shun • (noun)

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