from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pathological formation of mineral concretions in the body.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of forming stone-like deposits or calculi formed in an internal organ, such as a gallstone in the gall bladder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The formation of stony concretions or calculi in any part of the body, especially in the bladder and urinary passages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology:
- n. A condition of the body in which uric acid is deposited in the form of stone or gravel in the urinary passages, or in gouty concretions in the tissues.
- n. In a general sense, the formation of stony deposits of any kind in any part of the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the formation of stones (calculi) in an internal organ
From Latin lithiasis, from Ancient Greek λιθίασις ("lithiasis"), from λίθος (lithos, "stone"). (Wiktionary)