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Meaning of inflammation

in•flam•ma•tion

Pronunciation: (in"flu-mā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, heat, and disturbed function of an area of the body, esp. as a reaction of tissues to injurious agents.
  2. the act or fact of inflaming.
  3. the state of being inflamed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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