Definitions of concretion

  1. a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an increase in the density of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a mass; solidification. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A mass or nodule of solid matter formed by growing together, by congelation, condensation, coagulation, induration, etc.; a clot; a lump; a calculus. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A rounded mass or nodule produced by an aggregation of the material around a center; as, the calcareous concretions common in beds of clay. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The act or process of forming into a solid mass; the act of covering something with concrete; a hardened mass. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Deposit of a solid matter in the body, as a calculus. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. A mass concreted: a lump or growth which forms in certain parts of the body, as calculi, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Act of concreting; mass concreted. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act of concreting; a hardened mass. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of concreting; a mass concreted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The act of growing together; a mass formed by the union of various parts adhering to each other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The act of becoming thick or solid. It was once used synonymously with adhesion or growing together- as, "concreation of the toes." Mostly commonly, it is applied to extraneous and inorganic bodies, of a solid character, met with in different textures, after certain chronic inflammations; or which make their appearance in the joints or in the reservoirs for excrementitial fluids. Concretion is, therefore, frequently synonymous with Calculus, and is then rendered, in Latin, by the word Concrementum. But Concretion has a more extensive signification than Calculus; thus, accidental ossifications or deposits of phosphate of lime in certain organs, and especially in the liver and lungs, are properly called osseus concretions. They could not well be called osseous calculi. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  16. Coalescence; concrete mass, esp. (Path.) morbid formation in the body, stone, (Geol.) mass formed of solid particles, whence concretionary a.; embodiment in conerete form. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Calculus. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. Abnormal union of parts adjacent. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. A growing together of separate parts, also the formation of a concrement. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. A concrement formed upon a nucleus of desquamated cells, clumped bacteria, mucus, or precipitated albumen or a foreign body and consisting of cholesterin, bilirubin, uric acid, urates, phosphates, cystin, or other rarer materials. The forms are: urinary, biliary, and the pancreatic. They are found in the gall-bladder and bile ducts, the urinary tract, the pancreatic duct, and, more rarely, in the salivary duct and intestines. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. Act of concreting; —the mass or solid matter formed by congelation, condensation, or other like process. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. The act of concreting, coalition; the mass formed by a coalition of separate particles. Complete Dictionary