kidney stone

kidney stone
Renal calculus Renal calculus (Med.), an abnormal concretion formed in the excretory passages of the kidney, composed primarily of calcium oxalates and phosphates; -- also called {kidney stone}, {nephrolith}, and {nephritic calculus} (an obsolete term). [PJC]

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  • Kidney stone — Kidney Kid ney (k[i^]d n[y^]), n.; pl. {Kidneys} (k[i^]d n[i^]z). [OE. kidnei, kidnere, from Icel. koi[eth]r belly, womb (akin to Goth. gipus, AS. cwi[thorn] womb) + OE. nere kidney; akin to D. nier, G. niere, OHG. nioro, Icel. n[=y]ra, Dan. nyre …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kidney stone — n. a hard mineral deposit sometimes formed in the kidney from phosphates, urates, etc.; renal calculus …   English World dictionary

  • kidney stone — ► NOUN ▪ a hard mass formed in the kidneys, typically consisting of insoluble calcium compounds …   English terms dictionary

  • Kidney stone — Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • Kidney stone — 1. A stone in the kidney (or lower down in the urinary tract). Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Kidney stones occur in 1 in 20 people at some time in their life. The development of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kidney stone formers — There are a number of documented cases of historical figures and distinguished members of society who were kidney stone formers. This condition is caused by nephrolithiasis, which are more commonly known as kidney stones, or urolithiasis, where… …   Wikipedia

  • kidney stone — Pathol. an abnormal stone, or concretion, composed primarily of oxalates and phosphates, found in the kidney. Also called renal calculus. [1970 75] * * * or renal calculus Mass of minerals and organic matter that may form in a kidney. Urine… …   Universalium

  • kidney stone — noun a calculus formed in the kidney • Syn: ↑urinary calculus, ↑nephrolith, ↑renal calculus • Hypernyms: ↑calculus, ↑concretion * * * noun, pl ⋯ stones [count] medical : a hard object like a small stone that sometimes forms in …   Useful english dictionary

  • kidney stone — kid′ney stone n. pat a stony mineral concretion formed abnormally in the kidney • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • kidney stone — noun A calculus in the kidney; (older term) kidney gravel …   Wiktionary

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