Con*cre"tion (?), n. [L. concretio.]


The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a mass; solidification.


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.


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