Definition of callosity in English:


Line breaks: cal|los¦ity
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɒsɪti

noun (plural callosities)

  • A thickened and hardened part of the skin; a callus.
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    • Because the heads bear distinguishing patches of rough skin, called callosities, a good overhead view allows scientists to recognize an individual whale, year after year.
    • The patterns are made up of rough, raised patches of skin called callosities.
    • He had wagered that she would be a Teutonic heavyweight with callosities growing on her forehead.


late Middle English: from French callosité, from Latin callositas, from callosus 'hard-skinned', from callum, callus 'hardened skin'.

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