Callus

Cal"lus

(kl"ls), n. [L. See Callous.] 1. (Med.) (a) Same as Callosity. (b) The material of repair in fractures of bone; a substance exuded at the site of fracture, which is at first soft or cartilaginous in consistence, but is ultimately converted into true bone and unites the fragments into a single piece.
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2. (Hort.) The new formation over the end of a cutting, before it puts out rootlets.
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