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Callitris glaucophylla
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Callorhinus ursinus
Callorhynchus antarcticus
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Callosity definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLOSITY, a. Hardness, or bony hardness; the hardness of the cicatrix of ulcers.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot) [syn: callosity, callus]
2: devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness [syn: unfeelingness, callousness, callosity, hardness, insensibility]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ties) Date: 1578 1. the quality or state of being callous: as a. marked or abnormal hardness and thickness b. lack of feeling or capacity for emotion 2. callus 1

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) a hard thick area of skin usu. occurring in parts of the body subject to pressure or friction. Etymology: F callosité or L callositas (as CALLOUS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Callosity Cal*los"i*ty, n.; pl. Callosities. [L. callasitas; cf. F. calost['e].] 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.



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