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concretion

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con=cre=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

concretionn. [L. concretio.].
  •  The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a mass; solidification.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A mass or nodule of solid matter formed by growing together, by congelation, condensation, coagulation, induration, etc.; a clot; a lump; a calculus.  [1913 Webster]
    "Accidental ossifications or deposits of phosphates of lime in certain organs . . . are called osseous concretions."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A rounded mass or nodule produced by an aggregation of the material around a center; as, the calcareous concretions common in beds of clay.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

concretion, n.
1 a a hard solid concreted mass. b the forming of this by coalescence.
2 Med. a stony mass formed within the body.
3 Geol. a small round mass of rock particles embedded in limestone or clay.

Derivative
concretionary adj.
Etymology
F f. L concretio (as concrete)

ROGET THESAURUS

concretion

Density

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