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a form of coagulation necrosis in which the necrotic tissue resembles cheese and contains a mixture of protein and fat that is absorbed very slowly; occurs particularly in tuberculosis.

See: caseous necrosis.

Synonym: tyrosis.

Origin: L. Caseus, cheese

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... They may then fuse to form giant multinucleate cells. The palisade consumes all the oxygen but the centre is starved of it and leads to necrosis; caseation occurs. Hope that helps. Maybe a bit too much info but I think thats better than not enough! ;)

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by Katy_Bobbles
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Granuloma
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