lithiasis

[ li-thahy-uh-sis ]
/ lɪˈθaɪ ə sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

the formation or presence of stony concretions, as calculi, in the body.

Nearby words

  1. lithely,
  2. lithemia,
  3. lithesome,
  4. lithia,
  5. lithia water,
  6. lithic,
  7. lithification,
  8. lithify,
  9. lithium,
  10. lithium aluminum hydride

Origin of lithiasis

1650–60; < New Latin < Greek lithíāsis; see lith-, -iasis

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British Dictionary definitions for lithiasis

lithiasis

/ (lɪˈθaɪəsɪs) /

noun

pathol the formation of a calculus

Word Origin for lithiasis

C17: New Latin; see litho-, -iasis

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Medicine definitions for lithiasis

lithiasis

[ lĭ-thīə-sĭs ]

n. pl. li•thi•a•ses (-sēz′)

The formation of calculi of any kind, especially biliary or urinary calculi.

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