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lithiasis

[li-thahy-uh-sis]
noun Pathology.
  1. the formation or presence of stony concretions, as calculi, in the body.
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Origin of lithiasis

1650–60; < New Latin < Greek lithíāsis; see lith-, -iasis
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Examples from the Web for lithiasis

Historical Examples of lithiasis

  • Similarly, in Oxaluria, oxalic acid is found there; in Lithiasis, lithic acid in excess.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • Diabetes and Lithiasis are more under the control of Restoratives than the others.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • A simple excess of uric acid in this secretion constitutes Lithiasis.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • In Gout and Lithiasis there is an excess in the system of nitrogenous matter, and thus a tendency to an extra formation of urea.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland


British Dictionary definitions for lithiasis

lithiasis

noun
  1. pathol the formation of a calculus
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Word Origin for lithiasis

C17: New Latin; see litho-, -iasis
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lithiasis in Medicine

lithiasis

(lĭ-thīə-sĭs)
n. pl. li•thi•a•ses (-sēz′)
  1. The formation of calculi of any kind, especially biliary or urinary calculi.
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