Definition of concretion
1 : something concreted: such asa : a hard usually inorganic mass (such as a bezoar or tophus) formed in a living bodyb : a mass of mineral matter found generally in rock of a composition different from its own and produced by deposition from aqueous solution in the rock
2 : the act or process of concreting : the state of being concreted concretion of ideas in a hypothesis
concretionaryplay \kän-ˈkrē-shə-ˌner-ē, kən-\ adjective
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Most of the concretion that remains is in the interior, but even that is being peeled away to reveal gears, cranks, and some surprises—like a human tooth.
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First Known Use of concretion
Medical Definition of concretion
: a hard usually inorganic mass (as a tophus) formed especially from mineral salts in a living body
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