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

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Recent Examples on the Web The callosity patterns, like fingerprints, are unique to each whale, allowing researchers who have pored over whale catalogue photos to recognize plenty in the wild. Dino Grandoni, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Apr. 2022

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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 10 Aug. 2022.

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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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