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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·cre·tion

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

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

A solid mass of chalky or inorganic material formed in a cavity or tissue of the body. A CALCULUS.
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to be able to show them these 'prizes' inside the concretions. I would compare it with the feeling of satisfaction on obtaining the perfect positioning of an oblique sternum or mastoids, or something equally difficult to position for."
Les concretions sont importantes dans les deux galeries meme si certaines d'entre elles ont ete brisees anciennement et la paroi peinte du porche suspendu est parcourue de nombreux bourrelets et excroissances de calcite.
Females responded to increased measured chloroform concentrations with a higher incidence of hyperplasia of the cystic duct of the gallbladder (f = 25.73, p = 0.0002), hyperplasia of the gallbladder epithelium (f = 5.94, p = 0.0287), concretions in the lumen of the gallbladder (f = 32.51, p = 0.0001), and granulomatous inflammation in the wall of the gallbladder (granulomatous cholecystitis) (f= 8.30, p = 0.0121) characterized by the presence of macrophages and lymphocytes.
If F is the abstraction ([x.sub.1], ..., [x.sub.k])P and C is the concretion ([vn.sub.1], ..., [n.sub.l])<[M.sub.1, ..., [M.sub.k]>Q, and if {[n.sub.1], ..., [n.sub.l]} [intersection] fn(P) = 0, we define the processes F@C and C@F as follows:
Like most shipwreck artifacts, the cannons were found covered with a grayish concretion, an inch-thick, rock-hard crust of sand, salt, and calcium carbonate, a chemical compound found in seashells.
Otherwise these should be avoided, as impaction to bezoar (concretions) formation will result, especially in the incontinent patient.
Knowledge has two poles: physics, which explains the concretions of existence; and dialectics, which clarifies ideas, values, and objects.
Doctors told the mother of two she was suffering from&nbsp;conjunctival concretions, also known as&nbsp;small calcified bumps or lesions.
The mum-of-two was shocked when doctors discovered hard calcified bumps, known as concretions, buried under her eyelids.