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cholelithiasis

[ koh-luh-li-thahy-uh-sis, kol-uh- ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. the presence of gallstones.


cholelithiasis

/ kō′lə-lĭ-thīə-sĭs /

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cholelithiasis1

First recorded in 1855–60; cholelith + -iasis

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