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Latin masculine of callum
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin callum.
She'd buried them under the callus she'd grown around her emotions.
When not too thick callus protects the skin from further damage.
The foot may develop callus over sites that are taking extra pressure, eg from ill fitting footwear.
In the case of the more delicate plants, the formation of roots is preceded by the production from the cambium of the cuttings of a succulent mass of tissue, the callus.
In Nereocystis and Macrocystis a zone of tubes occurs, which present the appearance of sieve-tubes even to the eventual obliteration of the perforations by a callus.
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