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English noun: concretion

1. concretion (process) the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)

Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process

2. concretion (object) a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body

SamplesRenal calculi can be very painful.


Broader (hypernym)rock, stone

Narrower (hyponym)bilestone, bladder stone, cystolith, enterolith, gallstone, kidney stone, nephrolith, ptyalith, renal calculus, salivary calculus, sialolith, urinary calculus, urolith

3. concretion (event) an increase in the density of something

Synonymscompaction, compression, densification

Broader (hypernym)concentration

4. concretion (act) the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts

Synonymscoalescence, coalescency, coalition, conglutination

Broader (hypernym)conjugation, jointure, unification, union, uniting

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