Definitions

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  • n. Any medicine capable of expelling calculous matter with the urine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A medicine having, or supposed to have, the power of expelling calculous matter with the urine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In medicine, having the power of expelling stone from the bladder or kidneys.
  • n. A medicine formerly supposed to expel small calculi from the kidneys or bladder.

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Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

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  • Is this a superpower? (CD 1)

    May 15, 2011

  • (adj.) causing the expulsion of calculi (stones) from the kidneys and bladder. (n.) a medicine that does this.

    January 22, 2008