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n.1. the state of the lung in which the alveoli (air sacs) are filled with fluid produced by inflamed tissue, as in pneumonia. It is diagnosed from its dullness to percussion, bronchial breathing (see breath sounds) in the patient, and from the distribution of shadows on the chest X-ray. 2. the stage of repair of a broken bone following callus formation, during which the callus is transformed by osteoblasts into mature bone.

1. the state of the lung in which the alveoli (air sacs) are filled with fluid produced by inflamed tissue, as in pneumonia. It is diagnosed from its dullness to percussion, bronchial breathing (see breath sounds) in the patient, and from the distribution of shadows on the chest X-ray. 2. the stage of repair of a broken bone following callus formation, during which the callus is transformed by osteoblasts into mature bone.

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