Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Callus

1. mass of tissue that develops at the site of a fracture. Initially the callus is composed primarily of cartilage (and is referred to as a cartilaginous or soft callus) and is gradually replaced by bone (termed a bony callus). The bony callus is sculpted into the shape of the original bone through bone remodeling.

2. commonly used term for a skin callosity.

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