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1callus

noun cal·lus \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

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

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

CALLUS Defined for Kids

callus

noun cal·lus \ˈka-ləs\
plural cal·lus·es

Definition of CALLUS for Kids

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

callus

noun cal·lus \ˈkal-əs\

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

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