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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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1] is correspondingly a process, an abstraction, or a concretion.
King HB, Torrance JK, Bowen LH, Wang C (1990) Iron concretions in a Typical Dystrochrept in Taiwan.
A previous Debye-Scherrer X-ray diffraction experiment performed by Graf (18) led to the conclusion that the concretions in Orchestia are probably poorly crystallized calcite.
and total thickness and mass productivity of concretions in each layer are calculated
and certain other substances that encourage stickiness and concretion formation.
Horizons ICk and III Ck consist of pseudomycelia, hard hollow concretions and soft concretions.
The concretions that remained intact after size separation, and those that contained large particles, could be responsible for the larger particle sizes being more magnetic.
The derived word bezoar is still used to designate large, unpleasant gastrointestinal concretions.
The Martian blueberries found elsewhere by Opportunity are concretions formed by action of mineral-laden water inside rocks, evidence of a wet environment on early Mars.
Losi has said she conceives these concretions of images as a reflection on the coexistence of different temporalities.
These layers contain little concretions, that is why their calorific value in the deposit is homogeneous, and the mineability of the upper bed depends on the thickness of oil shale layers H and G [6-9].