concretion
noun Date: 1541 1. something concreted: as a. a hard usually inorganic mass (as a bezoar or tophus) formed in a living body b. 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
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concretionary adjective

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Concretion — For other uses, see enterolith and nodule (geology). Septaria redirects here. For the genus of gastropods, see Septaria (gastropod). Concretions on Bowling Ball Beach (Mendocino County, California) weather out of steeply tilted Cenozoic mudstone… …   Wikipedia

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