from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pathological formation of mineral concretions in the body.
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- 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
Rotunda -- brought on a serious attack of "lithiasis" as it is now called, and prostrated me for two months, until it was time to leave England en route for my post.
He himself bore them submissively for thirteen years; for six he suffered from lithiasis, and for seven years from stomatitis (or, as some say, six years from the former and seven from the latter).
It may be associated with salivary lithiasis, xerostomia, or organic narrowing of the ducts, but in the majority of cases no such cause can be discovered (D.M. Greig).
It is absolutely necessary to examine the external genitals and the urine of those affected by this disease, as phlegmasiæ of the vagina, of the vestibule or urethra in girls, or the practice of onanism, or lithiasis, cystitis, or pyelitis may be the cause of the disease.
(nephrolithiasis) in patients with renal tubular acidosis (RTA) with calcium stones, hypocitraturic calcium oxalate stones of any etiology and uric acid lithiasis, with and without uric acid stones.