concretion

Definitions of concretion
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n the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts

Synonyms:
coalescence, coalescency, coalition, conglutination
Type of:
conjugation, jointure, unification, union, uniting
the act of making or becoming a single unit

n the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)

Type of:
action, activity, natural action, natural process
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

n a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body

Synonyms:
calculus
Types:
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bladder stone, cystolith
a calculus formed in the bladder
enterolith
a calculus occurring in the intestines
bilestone, gallstone
a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts
kidney stone, nephrolith, renal calculus, urinary calculus
a calculus formed in the kidney
ptyalith
calculus in a salivary gland
salivary calculus, sialolith
a stone formed in the salivary gland
urolith
a urinary stone
Type of:
rock, stone
a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

n an increase in the density of something

Synonyms:
compaction, compression, densification
Type of:
concentration
increase in density

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