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Pronunciation:  kân'kreeshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
  2. [n]  an increase in the density of something
  3. [n]  a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful"
  4. [n]  the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)

CONCRETION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: calculus, coalescence, coalescency, coalition, compaction, compression, conglutination, densification
 See Also: action, activity, bilestone, bladder stone, concentration, conjugation, cystolith, enterolith, gallstone, jointure, kidney stone, natural action, natural process, nephrolith, ptyalith, renal calculus, rock, salivary calculus, sialolith, stone, unification, union, uniting, urinary calculus, urolith



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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;

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

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

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.

Biology Dictionary
  1. The act or process of making or becoming solid.
  2. A localized concentration of chemical compounds, (e.g., calcium carbonate and iron oxide) in the form of a grain or nodule of varying size, shape, hardness and color; concretions of significance in hydric soils are usually iron oxides and manganese oxides occurring at or near the soil surface, which have developed under conditions of fluctuating water tables.
 Definition: a natural clay nodule formed out of solution in soil interstices. Often confused for man-made objects because of their peculiar shapes.