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con·cre·tion

 (kən-krē′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of concreting into a mass; coalescence.
b. The state of having been concreted: a concretion of seminal ideas in her treatise.
2. A solid hard mass.
3. Geology A rounded mass of mineral matter found in sedimentary rock.
4. Medicine A solid mass, usually composed of inorganic material, formed in a cavity or tissue of the body; a calculus.

con·cre′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.

concretion

(kənˈkriːʃən)
n
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. (Geological Science) 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. (Pathology) pathol another word for calculus
conˈcretionary adj

con•cre•tion

(kɒnˈkri ʃən, kɒŋ-)

n.
1. the act or process of concreting or becoming substantial; coalescence; solidification.
2. the state of being concreted.
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. a solid or calcified mass in the body formed by a disease process.
6. a rounded mass of mineral matter occurring in sandstone, clay, etc., often in concentric layers about a nucleus.
[1535–45; < Latin]
con•cre′tion•ar′y, adj.

Concretion

 a lump, nodule, or clot; a cohesion of particles.
Examples: concretion of ceremonial matters, 1634; of marine shells, 1796; of salt, 1697; of slime, 1626.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concretion - the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
2.concretion - a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful"
bladder stone, cystolith - a calculus formed in the bladder
enterolith - a calculus occurring in the intestines
bilestone, gallstone - a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts
kidney stone, nephrolith, renal calculus, urinary calculus - a calculus formed in the kidney
ptyalith - calculus in a salivary gland
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
salivary calculus, sialolith - a stone formed in the salivary gland
urolith - a urinary stone
3.concretion - an increase in the density of somethingconcretion - an increase in the density of something
concentration - increase in density
4.concretion - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
jointure, uniting, unification, conjugation, union - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
Translations

concretion

[kənˈkriːʃən] Nconcreción f

concretion

n (= coalescence)Verschmelzung f; (Geol also) → Konkretion f; (Med) → Konkrement nt

con·cre·tion

n. concreción, bezoar o masa inorgánica que se acumula en partes del cuerpo.
References in classic literature ?
There, in three or four fathoms of water, between the reefs of Pacou and Vanou, lay anchors, cannons, pigs of lead and iron, embedded in the limy concretions.
Troubles and other realities took on themselves a meta-physical impalpability, sinking to mere mental phenomena for serene contemplation, and no longer stood as pressing concretions which chafed body and soul.
We here see at the bottom of the cliffs, beds containing sharks' teeth and sea-shells of extinct species, passing above into an indurated marl, and from that into the red clayey earth of the Pampas, with its calcareous concretions and the bones of terrestrial quadrupeds.
The Plans will include a concretion of specific actions to be developed with the agencies, entities or administrative units responsible for their implementation, as well as the indicators and instruments for evaluating these actions.
Among the topics are Marie Curie's fingerprint: nuclear spelunking in the Chernobyl zone, future megafauna: a historical perspective on the potential for a wilder Anthropocene, establishing new worlds: the lichens of Petersham, noticing microbial worlds: the postmodern synthesis in biology, holobiont by birth: multi-lineage individuals as the concretion of cooperative processes, and synchronies at risk: the intertwined lives of horseshoe crabs and red knot birds.
Adding concretion to the works are Gutierrez's trademark relief technique, which sets off the images from their surface, giving them a grainy texture and a certain dynamism that contribute further to the stained-glass effect, adding luminosity and buoyancy.
Microbe-driven oxidation of the methane then changes the chemistry of the sediment forming a kind of natural cement, known to geologists as concretion.
M Sabir advocate expressed satisfaction for allocating funds for 30 km Maryan road concretion and construction of Kangar Bridge.
Speaking to HE-rriyet daily columnist Ahmet Hakan in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, Ortayly said mega construction projects drive deforestation in ystanbul and humidity and heat have increased due to unchecked urbanization and concretion.
The single large statolith consists of an aggregate of numerous living cells (lithocytes), each filled with a large membrane-bound calcareous concretion surrounded by a thin peripheral zone of cytoplasm and the nucleus (Samassa, 1892; Krisch, 1973; Aronova, 1974; Tamm, 1982, 2014a).
The synonyms mentioned in literature include omphalokeratolith umbilical bolus inspissated umbilical bolus navel stone umbilical concretion and umbolith.
The most significant artifact brought up by Paccione was an odd-shape concretion, sort of a rocky mass that forms when chemical reactions with seawater bind metals together.