encaroçamento

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Encaroçar ‎(to form chunks; to form growths) +‎ -mento.

Noun[edit]

encaroçamento m (plural encaroçamentos)

  1. the formation of growths (an abnormal mass, such as a tumour)
    O cancro de mama causou o encaroçamento dos seios.
    The breast cancer caused the formation of growths in the breast.
  2. the formation of undissolved pellets or chunks
    Deixar leite fora da geladeira causa o encaroçamento do mesmo.
    Leaving milk outside the refrigerator causes the formation of chunks in it.

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