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Definition of Caseous

Caseous: Cheeselike. In caseous lymphadenitis, the lymph nodes turn into a soft, dry, crumbly mass resembling cheese, usually due to tuberculosis or a related infection. From caseum, the Latin word for cheese.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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