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callusnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkæl.əs/
an ​area of hard ​skin, ​especially on the ​feet or ​hands: He had workman's ​hands which were ​rough and ​covered with calluses.
callused
adjective (also calloused)
He ​stoodlooking down at the ​dark, callused ​palms of his ​hands.
(Definition of callus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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callusnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæl·əs/
an ​area of hard, ​thickskin, esp. on the ​feet or ​hands: If you ​look at my ​hands, you will ​see the calluses of a ​farmer.
callused
adjective (also calloused)  us   /ˈkæl·əst/
He ​stoodlooking down at the ​dark, callused ​palms of his ​hands.
(Definition of callus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “callus”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指脚或手上的)硬茧,老茧…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指腳或手上的)老繭,胼胝…
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