Callus and Wart

Callus

A callus (or callosity) is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation.

callus n 1: an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot) [syn: {callosity}] 2: bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone 3: (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid v 1: cause a callus to form on; "The long march had callused his feet" 2: form a callus or calluses; "His foot callused" [also: {calli} (pl)]

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "callus": Philistinism, armor, benign tumor, callosity, callousness, cancer, carcinoma, corn, cyst, excrescence, flintiness, formidable defenses, fungosity, fungus, growth, hard heart, hard shell, hardenedness, hardheartedness, hardness, hardness of heart, heart of stone, imperviousness, induration, insensitiveness, insensitivity, intumescence, inuredness, malignant growth, metastatic tumor, mole, morbid growth, neoplasm, nevus, nonmalignant tumor, obduracy, obdurateness, outgrowth, proud flesh, rhinoceros hide, sarcoma, stoniness, thick skin, tumor, verruca, wart, wen

Callus \Cal"lus\ (k[a^]l"l[u^]s), 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Hort.) The new formation over the end of a cutting, before it puts out rootlets. [1913 Webster]

Wart

A wart is generally a small, rough growth, typically on a human’s hands or feet but often other locations, that can resemble a cauliflower or a solid blister.

wart n 1: any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals) 2: (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus [syn: {verruca}]

163 Moby Thesaurus words for "wart": Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, bantam, banty, benign tumor, bilge, birthmark, blackhead, blain, bleb, blemish, blister, blob, boss, bow, brownie, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button, cahot, callosity, callus, cancer, carcinoma, check, chine, chit, cicatrix, clump, comedo, condyle, convex, corn, crack, crater, craze, cyst, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, diminutive, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, dowel, dwarf, ear, elf, excrescence, fault, featherweight, fingerling, flange, flap, flaw, freckle, fungosity, fungus, gall, gnarl, gnome, growth, handle, hemangioma, hickey, hill, homunculus, hump, hunch, intumescence, jog, joggle, keloid, kink, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lentigo, lightweight, lip, loop, lump, malignant growth, manikin, metastatic tumor, midge, midget, milium, mini, minikin, minnow, minny, mole, morbid growth, mountain, mouse, needle scar, neoplasm, nevus, nonmalignant tumor, nub, nubbin, nubble, outgrowth, papilloma, peewee, peg, pimple, pip-squeak, pit, pock, pockmark, pony, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, proud flesh, pustule, pygmy, rib, ridge, rift, ring, runt, sarcoma, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, shoulder, shrimp, slip, small fry, snip, snippet, spine, split, strawberry mark, stud, sty, style, tab, tit, track, tubercle, tubercule, tumor, twist, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, weal, welt, wen, whitehead, wisp

wart n. A small, {crock}y {feature} that sticks out of an otherwise {clean} design. Something conspicuous for localized ugliness, especially a special-case exception to a general rule. For example, in some versions of `csh(1)', single quotes literalize every character inside them except `!'. In ANSI C, the `??' syntax used for obtaining ASCII characters in a foreign environment is a wart. See also {miswart}.

Wart \Wart\, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papill[ae], and thickening of the epidermis which covers them. [1913 Webster] 2. An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants. [1913 Webster] {Fig wart}, {Moist wart} (Med.), a soft, bright red, pointed or tufted tumor found about the genitals, often massed into groups of large size. It is a variety of condyloma. Called also {pointed wart}, {venereal wart}. --L. A. Duhring. {Wart cress} (Bot.), the swine's cress. See under {Swine}. {Wart snake} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of East Indian colubrine snakes of the genus {Acrochordus}, having the body covered with wartlike tubercles or spinose scales, and lacking cephalic plates and ventral scutes. {Wart spurge} (Bot.), a kind of wartwort ({Euphorbia Helioscopia}). [1913 Webster]

wart A small, {crock}y {feature} that sticks out of an otherwise {clean} design. Something conspicuous for localised ugliness, especially a special-case exception to a general rule. For example, in some versions of "csh(1)", single quotes literalise every character inside them except "!". In ANSI C, the "?" syntax used for obtaining ASCII characters in a foreign environment is a wart. See also {miswart}. [{Jargon File}]

Data Sources:

  • callus: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • callus: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • callus: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • wart: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • wart: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • wart: Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001)
  • wart: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • wart: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)

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