lithiasis

[ li-thahy-uh-sis ]
/ lɪˈθaɪ ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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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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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Medical 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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