Calculous Cal"cu*lous, a. [L. calculosus.] 1. Of the nature of a calculus; like stone; gritty; as, a calculous concretion. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Caused, or characterized, by the presence of a calculus or calculi; a, a calculous disorder; affected with gravel or stone; as, a calculous person. [1913 Webster]

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