callosity

noun
cal·​los·​i·​ty | \ ka-ˈlä-sə-tē How to pronounce callosity (audio) , kə- \
plural callosities

Definition of callosity

1 : the quality or state of being callous: such as
a : marked or abnormal hardness and thickness
b : lack of feeling or capacity for emotion

First Known Use of callosity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Callosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/callosity. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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callosity

noun
cal·​los·​i·​ty | \ ka-ˈläs-ət-ē, kə- How to pronounce callosity (audio) \
plural callosities

Medical Definition of callosity

: the quality or state of being callous especially : marked or abnormal hardness and thickness (as of the skin)

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