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- adj. Pertaining to, or causing abnormal growth or formation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In pathology, susceptible of only a low degree of organization, as the indurations resulting from chronic inflammation, fibrocartilage, cirrhosis, etc.
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The products now under consideration, differ from the cacoplastic deposits, referred to in another connexion, in being more highly organized, and in the fact of their requiring the exercise of a greater degree of vital energy on the part of the affected tissues in order to insure their development.
When Lymph is not converted into tissue, or false membranes -- because of the blight impressed upon the formative power of the contiguous structures by the Inflammatory action -- or fails to organize even into cacoplastic products, a peculiar depreciation takes place in it whereby the corpuscles of the Plastic mass are transformed into Pus Cells, the Blastema degenerates into liquor puris, and Purulent matter takes the place of the more highly organized effusion.