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Meaning & Definition of Callus in English

English

Callus

/kæləs/

noun

1. An area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)

    synonym:
  • callosity
  • ,
  • callus

2. Bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone

    synonym:
  • callus

3. (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid

    synonym:
  • callus

verb

1. Cause a callus to form on

  • "The long march had callused his feet"
    synonym:
  • callus

2. Form a callus or calluses

  • "His foot callused"
    synonym:
  • callus