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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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Concretionary structures are typically found in sandstones of the Kernave Fm, also in some levels of the Arukula and Leivu Fms, but not in southern sections (Figs 1, 3; Kleesment 2008).
These concretionary structures have been interpreted as calcretes and dolocretes, which were typically formed in arid to semi-arid conditions with near-surface temperatures 25-35[degrees]C through the influence of groundwater in increasingly episodic depositional conditions with frequent shoreline shifts accompanied by repeated alternation of subaerial and shallow-marine conditions (Tanner 2000; Seilacher 2001; El-ghali et al.
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.