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callus

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noun cal·lus \ˈka-ləs\

Definition of callus

  1. 1 :  a thickening of or a hard thickened area on skin or bark

  2. 2 :  a mass of exudate and connective tissue that forms around a break in a bone and is converted into bone in healing

  3. 3 :  soft tissue that forms over a wounded or cut plant surface

Origin and Etymology of callus

Latin


First Known Use: 1563


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callus

verb cal·lus

Definition of callus

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to form callus

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause callus to form on

1824

First Known Use of callus

1824


CALLUS Defined for English Language Learners

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callus

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noun cal·lus \ˈka-ləs\

Definition of callus for English Language Learners

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


CALLUS Defined for Kids

callus

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noun cal·lus \ˈka-ləs\

Definition of callus for Students

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calluses

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


Medical Dictionary

callus

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noun cal·lus \ˈkal-əs\

Medical Definition of callus

  1. 1:  a thickening of or a hard thickened area on skin

  2. 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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