callus

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1cal·lus

noun \ˈka-ləs\

: a hard and thickened area on the skin and especially on the hands or feet

Full Definition of CALLUS

1
:  a thickening of or a hard thickened area on skin or bark
2
:  a mass of exudate and connective tissue that forms around a break in a bone and is converted into bone in healing
3
:  soft tissue that forms over a wounded or cut plant surface

Origin of CALLUS

Latin
First Known Use: 1563

Other Medicine Terms

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2callus

verb

Definition of CALLUS

intransitive verb
:  to form callus
transitive verb
:  to cause callus to form on

First Known Use of CALLUS

1864

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with CALLUS

cal·lus

noun \ˈkal-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CALLUS

1
: a thickening of or a hard thickened area on skin
2
: a mass of exudate and connective tissue that forms around a break in a bone and is converted into bone in the healing of the break

callus

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In botany, soft tissue that forms over a wounded or cut plant surface, leading to healing. A callus arises from cells of the cambium. When a callus forms, some of its cells may organize into growing points, some of which in turn give rise to roots while others produce stems and leaves. Thus a callus may be capable of regenerating an entire plant.

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