cholelithiasis

[ koh-luh-li-thahy-uh-sis, kol-uh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ lə lɪˈθaɪ ə sɪs, ˌkɒl ə- /

noun Pathology.

the presence of gallstones.

Nearby words

  1. choledochous,
  2. cholee,
  3. choleic,
  4. choleic acid,
  5. cholelith,
  6. cholelithotomy,
  7. cholelithotripsy,
  8. cholemesis,
  9. cholemia,
  10. cholent

Origin of cholelithiasis

First recorded in 1855–60; cholelith + -iasis

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Medicine definitions for cholelithiasis

cholelithiasis

[ kō′lə-lĭ-thīə-sĭs ]

n.

The presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts.

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Science definitions for cholelithiasis

cholelithiasis

[ kō′lə-lĭ-thīə-sĭs ]

The presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts.
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