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1. callus

noun. ['ˈkæləs'] bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone.

Synonyms

  • cicatrice
  • cicatrix
  • scar

Antonyms

  • decalcify
  • stay
  • sensitive
  • dull

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Words that Rhyme with Callus

  • digitalis
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  • daedalus
  • ilalis'
  • ilalis
  • pallas
  • palace
  • malice
  • kalous
  • kallus
  • gallus
  • dallas'
  • dallas
  • callous
  • callace
  • ballasts
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  • alice

Example sentences of the word callus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The cutting must not be planted directly into soil until the cut end has dried and formed a callus.

2. Adjective
The callus keeps soil moisture from penetrating the cutting and causing it to rot.

Quotes containing the word callus


1. Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not towisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
- Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird

2. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
- Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird

2. callus

noun. ['ˈkæləs'] an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot).

Synonyms

  • hardening
  • callosity
  • corn

Antonyms

  • muffle
  • damp
  • dampen
  • change intensity

3. callus

verb. ['ˈkæləs'] form a callus or calluses.

Synonyms

  • harden

Antonyms

  • mute
  • deafen

4. callus

noun. ['ˈkæləs'] (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid.

Synonyms

  • enation

Antonyms

  • sensitivity
  • sensitiveness

5. callus

verb. ['ˈkæləs'] cause a callus to form on.

Synonyms

  • harden

Antonyms

  • blunt
  • deaden
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