Concretion Con*cre"tion, n. [L. concretio.] 1. The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a mass; solidification. [1913 Webster]

2. A mass or nodule of solid matter formed by growing together, by congelation, condensation, coagulation, induration, etc.; a clot; a lump; a calculus. [1913 Webster]

Accidental ossifications or deposits of phosphates of lime in certain organs . . . are called osseous concretions. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

3. (Geol.) A rounded mass or nodule produced by an aggregation of the material around a center; as, the calcareous concretions common in beds of clay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • concrétion — [ kɔ̃kresjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1537; lat. concretio, de concrescere → concret 1 ♦ Le fait de prendre une consistance plus solide. ⇒ épaississement, solidification. 2 ♦ Réunion de parties en un corps solide; ce corps. Géol. Concrétion calcaire (⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Concretion — Concrétion Une concrétion est la réunion de différents corps chimiques et physiques qui se solidifient ensemble. Les stalactites des grottes se forment par concrétion. L eau, chargée de dioxyde de carbone, dissout le calcaire des roches qu elle… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • concrétion — CONCRÉTION. s. fém. Terme de Physique. Amas de plusieurs parties qui se réunissent en une masse. Concrétion saline. Concrétion pierreuse …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • concretion — by 1670s, from Fr. concrétion, from L. concretionem (nom. concretio), from concretus (see CONCRETE (Cf. concrete)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Concretion — (v. lat.), 1) so v. w. Concrement; 2) (Physiol. u. Pathol.), Bildung in thierischen Körpern in eigenen Höhlungen, od. auch im Zellgewebe, durch Absatz erdiger Theile, die, nach Aufsaugung der flüssigen Theile, eine feste Consistenz angenommen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Concretion — Concretion, lat., Zusammenwachsen, wenn zwei oder mehrere Theile des menschlichen Körpers mit einander verwachsen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • concretion — index adherence (adhesion), adhesion (affixing), congealment, corpus, density Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • concretion — ► NOUN ▪ a hard solid mass formed by accumulation of matter …   English terms dictionary

  • concretion — [kən krē′shən] n. [L concretio: see CONCRETE] 1. a solidifying or being solidified 2. an act or instance of concretizing 3. a solidified mass; specif., a) Geol. an inclusion in sedimentary rock, usually rounded and harder than the surrounding… …   English World dictionary

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