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Definition 1: (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid - [noun denoting plant]

(callus is a kind of ...) a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

(callus belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 2: bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone - [noun denoting state]

(callus is a kind of ...) a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

(... is a kind of callus ) a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg

Definition 3: an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for callus in the sense of this definition

(callus is a kind of ...) abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

(... is a kind of callus ) a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes

Definition 4: form a callus or calluses - [verb of change]

Samples where callus or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His foot callused

(callus is a kind of ...) become hard or harder

"The wax hardened"

Definition 5: cause a callus to form on - [verb of change]

Samples where callus or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The long march had callused his feet

(callus is a kind of ...) make hard or harder

"The cold hardened the butter"

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