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veinstone

or vein stone

[veyn-stohn] /ˈveɪnˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
valueless rock or mineral matter occurring in a vein; gangue.
Also called phlebolith [fleb-uh-lith] /ˈflɛb ə lɪθ/ (Show IPA).
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British Dictionary definitions for phlebolith

veinstone

/ˈveɪnˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
another word for gangue
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phlebolith in Medicine

phlebolith phleb·o·lith (flěb'ə-lĭth')
n.
A calcareous deposit in a venous wall or thrombus.

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