Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small, hard, pathological concretion, composed chiefly of cholesterol, calcium salts, and bile pigments, formed in the gallbladder or in a bile duct.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A concretion formed in the gall-bladder; a biliary calculus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See calculus, n., 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine A small, hard object, in the shape of a pebble, that sometimes forms in the gallbladder or bile duct; composed of cholesterol, bile pigments and calcium salts.

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

  • noun a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts

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Examples

  • A gallstone is a concentration of the components of bile, the primary component being cholesterol.

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  • A gallstone is a concentration of the components of bile, the primary component being cholesterol.

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  • Of course, we're continuing to follow this story of the attorney general who's suffering apparently from a very painful condition called gallstone pancreatitis.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2004

  • The attorney general, in intensive care, is undergoing treatment for a painful condition called gallstone pancreatitis, or simply inflammation of the pancreas, which doctors say was caused by a gallstone.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2004

  • Damage to the liver or an obstruction of some kind in the bile duct (called a gallstone) can lead to serious problems such as cholestasis, steatorrhea, or jaundice.

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  • Damage to the liver or an obstruction of some kind in the bile duct (called a gallstone) can lead to a serious problems such as cholestasis, steatorrhea, or jaundice.

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  • O'BRIEN: And of course gallstones, we should mention, they're actually a common problem for many American men especially, but only a small number develop some kind of gallstone disease, and an even smaller percentage get pancreatitis out of that, so we'll talk to Sanjay about just how serious this problem is.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2004

  • With the exception of madder, those colours mostly affected by _light and air_ are of organic origin, such as gallstone, Indian yellow, and the yellow dye-wood lakes; the red and purple lakes of cochineal; indigo; and sap green.

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  • An Illinois man getting chemotherapy was dropped from his insurance plan when his insurer discovered an unreported gallstone the patient hadn't known about.

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  • An Illinois man getting chemotherapy was dropped from his insurance plan when his insurer discovered an unreported gallstone the patient hadn't known about.

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