veinstone

or vein stone

[ veyn-stohn ]
/ ˈveɪnˌstoʊn /

noun

valueless rock or mineral matter occurring in a vein; gangue.

Nearby words

  1. veined,
  2. veining,
  3. veinlet,
  4. veins,
  5. veins of vertebral column,
  6. veinule,
  7. veinulet,
  8. veiny,
  9. veiovis,
  10. vel.

Also called phleb·o·lith [fleb-uh-lith] /ˈflɛb ə lɪθ/.

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British Dictionary definitions for phlebolith

veinstone

/ (ˈveɪnˌstəʊn) /

noun

another word for gangue
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Medicine definitions for phlebolith

phlebolith

[ flĕbə-lĭth′ ]

n.

A calcareous deposit in a venous wall or thrombus.

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