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View synonyms for calculous

calculous

[ kal-kyuh-luhs ]

adjective

, Pathology.
  1. characterized by the presence of calculus, or stone.


calculous

/ ˈkælkjʊləs /

adjective

  1. pathol of or suffering from a calculus


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Word History and Origins

Origin of calculous1

1400–50; late Middle English calculose, full of stones < Latin calculōsus, equivalent to calcul ( us ) small stone ( calculus ) + -ōsus -ous

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Example Sentences

Then an additional malady (apparently some calculous one) comes on John, and stops by him for the six remaining years of his life.

The Gravel Root has long had some reputation in urinary difficulties, and even in calculous affections.

It is used in dyeing, and has been recommended in dyspepsia, calculous affections, and chronic diarrha.

Hydrangea has diuretic properties and is said to have been much used by the Cherokees and early settlers in calculous complaints.

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