Callosity Cal*los"i*ty, n.; pl. {Callosities}. [L. callasitas; cf. F. calost['e].] A hard or thickened spot or protuberance; a hardening and thickening of the skin or bark of a part, eps. as a result of continued pressure or friction. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • callosity — [kə läs′ə tē] n. [ME & OFr calosite < L callositas] 1. the quality or state of being callous, hardened, or unfeeling 2. pl. callosities a hardened, thickened place on skin or bark; callus …   English World dictionary

  • Callosity — A callosity is another name for callus, a piece of skin that has become thickened as a result of repeated contact and friction. When occurring on an animals buttocks, as with baboons, they are specifically called ischial callosities.Otherwise the …   Wikipedia

  • callosity — A circumscribed thickening of the keratin layer of the epidermis as a result of repeated friction or intermittent pressure. SYN: callus (1), keratoma (1), poroma (1). [L. fr. callosus, thick skinned] * * * cal·los·i·ty ka läs ət ē, kə …   Medical dictionary

  • callosity — callus; n. a hard thick area of skin occurring in parts of the body subject to pressure or friction. The soles of the feet and palms of the hands are common sites, and if much hard dead skin develops a callosity can become painful. A corn is a… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • callosity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1578 1. the quality or state of being callous: as a. marked or abnormal hardness and thickness b. lack of feeling or capacity for emotion 2. callus 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • callosity — n.; pl. ties [L. callus, hard skin] 1. A state or quality of being callous. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) The local thickened part of the callus or inductura of the shell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • callosity — /keuh los i tee/, n., pl. callosities. 1. a callous condition. 2. Bot. a hardened or thickened part of a plant. 3. Pathol. callus (def. 1a). [1375 1425; late ME calosite < LL callositas, equiv. to callos(us) CALLOUS + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • callosity — noun a) A callus b) A callous demeanour; insensitivity or hardheartedness …   Wiktionary

  • callosity — cal·los·i·ty || kæ lÉ’sÉ™tɪ n. hardened area of skin; hardness of heart, insensitivity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • callosity — [kə lɒsɪti] noun (plural callosities) technical a callus. Origin ME: from Fr. callosité, from L. callositas, from callosus hard skinned , from callum, callus hardened skin …   English new terms dictionary

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