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concretion

 [kon-kre´shun]
1. a calculus or hard inorganic mass in a natural cavity or in tissue.
2. abnormal union of adjacent parts.
3. the process of becoming harder or more solid.

con·cre·tion

(kon-krē'shŭn),
The formation of solid material by aggregation of discrete units or particles.
[L. cum, together, + crescere, to grow]

concretion

/con·cre·tion/ (kon-kre´shun)
1. a calculus or inorganic mass in a natural cavity or in tissue.
2. abnormal union of adjacent parts.
3. the process of becoming harder or more solid.

concretion

(kən-krē′shən)
n.
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

See calculus.

con·cre·tion

(kŏn-krē'shŭn)
Formation of solid material by the aggregation of discrete units or particles.
[L. cum, together, + crescere, to grow]

concretion

A solid mass of chalky or inorganic material formed in a cavity or tissue of the body. A CALCULUS.

concretion

1. a calculus or inorganic mass in a natural cavity or in tissue.
2. abnormal union of adjacent parts.
3. a process of becoming harder or more solid.
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Concretions can entomb really old stuff in this way, and it may be that the rock near Depoe Bay is hiding an ancient fossil.
This involves identifying and describing soil--regolith features including geology, horizons, nodules, concretions and structure.
Parry, Jens Ormo and Goro Komatsu, "A Possible Terrestrial Analogue for Haematite Concretions on Mars," Nature 429, 731-734 (17 June 2004).
This time-consuming conservation takes many steps and, therefore, it can be several months before an artifact is removed safely from a concretion.
The sampled clams, all from the Bizerta channel, revealed the presence of epibionts, endobionts, and biogenic concretions affecting more than a third of the sampled population.
Redoximorphic features (Fe mottles, Fe-Mn concretions, gley colors) are abundant all over the profile due to frequent waterlogging and shallow water table.
Concretions are a mixed blessing for maritime archeologists: Although they can help preserve the artifacts they encase, they also conceal their contents.
At the beginning, no effort was made to distinguish between those concretions which are generalized and those that are not, although this distinction was drawn later on.
will follow the experts as they X-ray the mysterious concretions brought up from the seabed, which could contain anything from human bones to gold dust.
Some diverticulae were noted to contain concretions, presumably faecoliths.
Removing the concretions under general anesthesia is the recommended treatment for cloacoliths diagnosed in avian patients.
These concretions are soft enough to be crushed between the fingers.