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Word: callus

Definition: area of thick hard skin


Sentences Containing 'callus'

In addition, calcium ions are required during several steps in the both the intrinsic and extrinsic clotting pathways, and are also involved in maturation of the fibrin network developed during clotting.1 The continued physical presence of the Bioglass particles and its prolonged release of calcium ions may act to stabilize the formed clot or callus to encourage more rapid site vascularization and provide an active scaffold for tissue repair.
In civil life, it is seldom diagnosed correctly for a week or two, when, because of lack of immobilization, there is an excessive deposit of callus (which may be palpable) around the fracture.
Turner attempted to pull the weight from the floor and in the second pull the bar moved slightly in his left hand causing a rotation which tore a massive callus which resulted in Turner not being able to lock his left arm out overhead and missing the weight in front.

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