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Pronunciation: ka-los′i-tē

Definition: A circumscribed thickening of the keratin layer of the epidermis as a result of repeated friction or intermittent pressure.

Synonym(s): callus1, keratoma1, poroma1

[L. fr. callosus, thick-skinned]

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