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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A concretion of mineral matter within a leaf or other part of a plant.
  • n. A urinary calculus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A concretion of mineral matter within a leaf or other part of a plant.
  • n. A urinary calculus.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a calculus formed in the bladder

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