Caseous degeneration

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Caseous degeneration --> caseous necrosis

caseation necrosis, necrosis characteristic of certain inflammations (e.g., tuberculosis, histoplasmosis), which represents necrosis with loss of separate structures of the various cellular and histologic elements; affected tissue manifests the friable, crumbly consistency and dull, opaque quality observed in cheese.

Synonym: caseous degeneration.