Concretion



[kon-kree-shuh n, kong-] /kɒnˈkri ʃən, kɒŋ-/

noun
1.
the act or process of or becoming substantial; coalescence; solidification.
2.
the state of being .
3.
a solid mass formed by or as if by coalescence or cohesion:
a concretion of melted candies.
4.
anything that is made real, tangible, or particular.
5.
Pathology. a solid or calcified mass in the body formed by a disease process.
6.
Geology. a rounded mass of mineral matter occurring in sandstone, clay, etc., often in concentric layers about a nucleus.
/kənˈkriːʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of coming or growing together; coalescence
2.
a solid or solidified mass
3.
something made real, tangible, or specific
4.
any of various rounded or irregular mineral masses formed by chemical precipitation around a nucleus, such as a bone or shell, that is different in composition from the sedimentary rock that surrounds it
5.
(pathol) another word for calculus
n.

by 1670s, from French concrétion, from Latin concretionem (nominative concretio), from concretus (see concrete).

concretion con·cre·tion (kən-krē’shən)
n.
A solid mass, usually composed of inorganic material, formed in a cavity or tissue of the body; a calculus.

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