from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Necrotic degeneration of bodily tissue into a soft, cheeselike substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A necrotic degeneration of tissue to a cheese-like condition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A degeneration of animal tissue into a cheesy or curdy mass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The coagulation of milk.
  • n. In pathology, transformation into a dull cheese-like mass, as in pus, tubercle, etc.


From Latin cāseus, cheese.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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