made hard; hardened.
insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic:
They have a callous attitude toward the sufferings of others.
having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to friction.
to make or become hard or callous.
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(of skin) hardened and thickened
(pathol) to make or become callous
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Pathology, Physiology. a hardened or thickened part of the skin; a callosity. a new growth of osseous matter at the ends of a fractured bone, serving to unite them. Also, callose. Botany. the tissue that forms over the wounds of plants, protecting the inner tissues and causing healing. a deposit on the perforated area of […]