Definition of maceration in US English:



  • See macerate

    • ‘These holes appear to represent tubercles that did not become phosphatized and were dissolved during maceration.’
    • ‘Obesity, insufficient excision, significant skin maceration, and chronic skin infection may increase the incidence of recurrence.’
    • ‘When choosing a dressing, focus on protecting the surrounding skin from maceration, filling in a crevice if the wound is deep, and stimulating the growth of granulation tissue and epithclialization.’
    • ‘The Burgundian vogue for cold maceration occasionally calls for refrigeration too.’
    • ‘Profuse sweating can result in skin maceration and secondary microbial infections.’