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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.
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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. The large boat and the whaler belonging to the Astrolabe were sent to this place, and, not without some difficulty, their crews hauled up an anchor weighing 1,800 lbs., a brass gun, some pigs of iron, and two copper swivel-guns.
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.
For this discovery, NASA&nbsp;gave an actual reply, explaining via the official Curiosity Twitter account that, "The round 5mm concretion I found (L) contains calcium sulfate, sodium + magnesium, making it different from the hematite-rich 'blueberries.'"&nbsp;
Dr.Faisal Ghani Siddiqui said gallstone is a concretion that forms in the gallbladder and added that there are three types of gallstone, cholesterol, pigment and mixed composition stone, and the pathogenesis of these involve four steps, including super saturation, gallbladder hypo-motility, nucleation and aggregation, he added.
Also at mac Lyon, the present incorporates the past, as in Two Columns for One Bubble Light, 2007, a biomorphic tent by Ernesto Neto that is a set design for and a continuation of Jean Arp's " Concretion humaine" (Human Concretion) series, 1933-36.
It is positively related to the strength of the concretion, but negatively to the gel time.
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.
[21, 22], mathematical calculation process and curves for each growth rate of these four parameters and rock mass rating (RMR) are presented in Sections 3-7, with the UCS of grout concretion into account.
We also find that many of these preserved structures coexisted in a small closed concretion. The subpolygonal honeycomb coccoid structures in the Xiamaling Formation show some wall-to-wall contact, with four or even more coccoids as neighbors (Figures 5(c)-5(e)).