- the precipitation of casein to form cheese
- Med. a degenerative process in which tissue changes into a dry, cheeselike substance, characteristically associated with tuberculosis
Origin of caseation; from Classical Latin caseatus, mixed with cheese ; from caseus, cheese + -ation
Necrotic degeneration of bodily tissue into a soft, cheeselike substance.
Origin of caseationFrom Latin caseus, cheese.