Definition of Callosity

1. Noun. An area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot).

Exact synonyms: Callus
Generic synonyms: Hardening
Specialized synonyms: Clavus, Corn
Derivative terms: Callous, Callus, Callus



2. Noun. Devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness.
Exact synonyms: Callousness, Hardness, Insensibility, Unfeelingness
Generic synonyms: Insensitiveness, Insensitivity
Specialized synonyms: Dullness
Derivative terms: Callous, Callous, Hard, Insensible, Unfeeling

Definition of Callosity

1. n. A hard or thickened spot or protuberance; a hardening and thickening of the skin or bark of a part, eps. as a result of continued pressure or friction.

Definition of Callosity

1. Noun. A callus ¹

2. Noun. A callous demeanour; insensitivity or hardheartedness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Callosity

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Callosity

1. A circumscribed thickening of the keratin layer of the epidermis as a result of repeated friction or intermittent pressure. Synonym: callositas, callus, keratoma, poroma, tyle, tyloma. Origin: L. Fr. Callosus, thick-skinned (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Callosity

callithumps
callitrichid
callitrichids
callitrichinae
callop
callops
callosal
callosal convolution
callosal gyrus
callosal sulcus
callose
callosectomy
calloses
callositas
callosity (current term)
callosomarginal
callosomarginal artery
callosomarginal fissure
callosomarginal sulcus
callosotomy
callosumectomy
callous
calloused
callouses
callousing
callously
callousness
callousnesses
callout

Literary usage of Callosity

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1. A Manual of Conchology: According to the System Laid Down by Lamarck, with by A. M. Thomas Wyatt, Thomas Wyatt (1838)
"Species with an oblong callosity on the anterior part of the shell; oval, depressed, dilated towards ... Species without callosity at the base. FAMILY XV. ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"TYLOSIS, OR callosity OF THE EYELIDS. There are several varieties of ... I have never seen this variety of callosity end in suppuration or ulcération. ..."

3. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1874)
"callosity, probably blastema secreted for the nourishment of the callosity, but, owing to the horny condition of the latter, ..."

4. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"Druck-schwankung, /. variation in pressure Druck-schwiele, /. callosity due to Druck-schwund, m. = -atrophie Druck-sinn, tn. sense of pressure ..."

5. A Dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1900)
"... a wart or callosity). A substance for removing warts or callosities. sweeten). The act of sweetening. The term is chiefly employed in chemical analysis ..."

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