an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone
(botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid
cause a callus to form on
"The long march had callused his feet"
form a callus or calluses
"His foot callused"
A hardened area of the skin (especially on the foot or hand) caused by repeated friction, wear or use.
To form such hardened tissue
same as Callosity
the material of repair in fractures of bone; a substance exuded at the site of fracture, which is at first soft or cartilaginous in consistence, but is ultimately converted into true bone and unites the fragments into a single piece
the new formation over the end of a cutting, before it puts out rootlets
Origin: [L. See Callous.]
A callus is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Rubbing that is too frequent or forceful will cause blisters rather than allow calluses to form. Since repeated contact is required, calluses are most often found on feet because of frequent walking. Calluses are generally not harmful, but may sometimes lead to other problems, such as skin ulceration or infection.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kal′us, n. a thickening of the skin: a term employed in old surgical works for the exuded material by which fractures of bones are consolidated together. [L.]
The numerical value of callus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of callus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
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- Schwiele, Hornhaut, KallusGerman
- calus, durillonFrench
- callo, incallireItalian
- ក្រិន, ពកស្លាKhmer
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