concretion


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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

(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.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
(1) The sonic vibration grouting can effectively improve the grouting feasibility of the fine silty sand, raise the grouting volume, enlarge the grouting diffusion radius, and increase the concretion volume by vibration.
(ii) In scheme II, there are 3 groups to test the shear strength of pure broken rock using a very high water cement ratio grouting reinforced concretion, which considered grout cementing action is very small.
TABLE 1: Major and rare earth elements contents in the concretion shells and surrounding rocks.
Developing lithocytes are recognizable by their refractile concretions of various sizes, although cell boundaries are not discernible (Figs.
Pyrite occurs in erosion surfaces dominantly (Figure 6(d)) as a conspicuous accessory component disseminated in most of the phosphatic pellets (Figure 6(b)), shale rip-up clasts (Figure 4(f)), and reworked concretions (Figure 5(e)).
In the past, archeologists' only option was to chip away carefully at concretions, a painstaking process that risked damaging the artifacts inside.
Ethical subjectivity guarantees the concretion of what the idea is in itself and its own actuality is guaranteed in the idea.
"The true source of action is not abstract thought, nor even thought applied to some separate motor or motive force, but rather a concretion, a grown-togetherness, of appetite and mind, so intertwined that one cannot say for sure whether the human principle of action is a species of desire become thoughtful, or an activity of intellection suffused with appetite." This view of grown-togetherness defines or specifies the philosophical biology of scholars and scientists such as Adolf Portmann, Hans Jonas, and Erwin Straus.
And the same opposition, though applied on occasion with a radically Un-Foucauldian literalness and concretion, characterizes both the role-play that constitutes, and the battles that surround, female and queer (sado)-masochism.
Actually, the bezoar stone is found as a calculus or concretion in the stomachs or intestines of various ruminants, such as antelopes, camels, deer, and goats.
The third stage is treating this product, known as concretion, to separate the waxes and leave the absolute essential oil in a pure state.