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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.


Synonymscalculus


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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