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concretion

Definitions of concretion
  1. noun
    the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
    synonyms: coalescence, coalescency, coalition, conglutination
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    type of:
    conjugation, jointure, unification, union, uniting
    the act of making or becoming a single unit
  2. noun
    the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)
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    type of:
    action, activity, natural action, natural process
    a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
  3. noun
    a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body
    synonyms: calculus
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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
  4. noun
    an increase in the density of something
    synonyms: compaction, compression, densification
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    type of:
    concentration
    an increase in density
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