Definitions

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

  • n. A small hard mass in the kidney that forms from deposits chiefly of phosphates and urates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A calculus in the kidney.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Nephrite, and Jade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nodule of brown ironstone, traversed by small veins of calcite.

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

  • n. a calculus formed in the kidney

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are solid concretions (crystal aggregations) of dissolved minerals in urine; calculi typically form inside the kidneys or bladder. The terms nephrolithiasis and urolithiasis refer to the presence of calculi in the kidneys and urinary tract, respectively.
    _Wikipedia

    Passing a kidney stone is incredibly painful.

    February 4, 2008