American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Botany A mineral concretion, usually of calcium carbonate, occurring in the epidermal cells of certain plants, such as figs.
- n. See urinary calculus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A peculiar concretion formed within the cells of certain plants, composed chiefly of crystals and attached to the wall of the cell by a short pedicel. It occurs frequently in the orders Urticaceæ and Acanthaceæ, in the cells of the epidermis or subjacent tissue, but is rarely found in other orders.
- n. botany A concretion of mineral matter within a leaf or other part of a plant.
- n. medicine A urinary calculus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A concretion of mineral matter within a leaf or other part of a plant.
- n. (Med.) A urinary calculus.
- n. a calculus formed in the bladder
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
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