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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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