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callosity

[ kuh-los-i-tee ]
/ kəˈlɒs ɪ ti /
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noun, plural cal·los·i·ties.

a callous condition.
Botany. a hardened or thickened part of a plant.
Pathology. callus (def. 1a).

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Origin of callosity

1375–1425; late Middle English calosite<Late Latin callōsitās, equivalent to callōs(us) callous + -itās-ity
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British Dictionary definitions for callosity

callosity
/ (kəˈlɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

hardheartedness
another name for callus (def. 1)
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Medical definitions for callosity

callosity
[ kə-lŏsĭ-tē ]

n.

A localized thickening and enlargement of the horny layer of the skin.callus keratoma poroma tyloma
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