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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

(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.
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Similarly, the formation of early diagenetic concretionary, clotted, patchy dolomite (or calcite) cementation has been discussed in the context with very low accumulation rates, or during breaks in the sedimentation (Rogers & Reed 1926; Seilacher 2001; Taylor et al.
Concretionary cementation has proceeded in periods of sedimentary breaks during post-depositional subaerial exposure with significant meteoric water migration.
15-30 cm drab brown to greyish brown (10YR 5/4) fine sandy loam massive porous matrix with soft brown (7.5YR 4/4) concretionary inclusions.
The [Al.sub.o], [Fe.sub.o], [Al.sub.p], and [Fe.sub.p] composition of concretionary material was determined after grinding the concretions to a fine powder.
The soils in the study area are deep-surfaced yellow podzolic soils with considerable concretionary material in the light-textured A horizon.
Crystals are indeed rare; the most spectacular occurrences are banded concretionary or stalactitic masses in the footwall cavities, which are suitable for lapidary work.
The concretionary radiating nodules from site SB3 are also very attractive; they are blue, up to 7 cm in size and have Cavities lined with bright blue vivianite crystals to 2 mm.