Besides causing the animal considerable pain, chafing, if long continued, leads to the formation of a callosity.
A callosity is a circumscribed thickening of the stratum cornium.
To a youth afflicted with the callosity of sentiment, this quaint and pregnant saying appeared merely base.
On the knee is a callosity, or round patch of bare hardened skin.
In the case of the Macartney marriage I suspect this to have been the only kind—a kind of callosity, protective and numbing.
He wonders why a bare patch, and not a callosity, should not result from this innate, apparently hereditary habit.
A callosity forms and suppuration occurs under it, the pus escaping through a small hole in the centre.
We can allow for the immense confusion at Washington—the senselessness of red tape—the callosity of politicians.
They attributed the halting in the hind legs of a lamb to a callosity formed around the spinal cord.
This is accompanied with a thickening of the layers of the cuticle, which is termed a “callosity,” or “corn.”
callosity cal·los·i·ty (kə-lŏs'ĭ-tē)
A localized thickening and enlargement of the horny layer of the skin. Also called callus, keratoma, poroma, tyloma.