nephritic stone
nephrite eph"rite (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. n['e]phrite. See {nephritis}.] (Min.) A hard compact mineral, of a dark green color, formerly worn as a remedy for diseases of the kidneys, whence its name; kidney stone; a kind of jade. It varies in color from white to dark green. It is the more common and less valuable variety of jade, the other being jadeite. Large deposits are found in Australia. Called also {nephritic stone}. See also {Jade}. --[MW10] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Nephritic stone — Nephritic Ne*phrit ic, Nephritical Ne*phrit ic*al, a. [L. nephriticus, Gr. nefritiko s: cf. F. n[ e]phr[ e]tique. See {Nephritis}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the kidneys or urinary organs; renal; as, a nephritic disease. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) (a) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • nephritic calculus — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nephritical — Nephritic Ne*phrit ic, Nephritical Ne*phrit ic*al, a. [L. nephriticus, Gr. nefritiko s: cf. F. n[ e]phr[ e]tique. See {Nephritis}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the kidneys or urinary organs; renal; as, a nephritic disease. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) (a) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nephrite — eph rite (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. n[ e]phrite. See {nephritis}.] (Min.) A hard compact mineral, of a dark green color, formerly worn as a remedy for diseases of the kidneys, whence its name; kidney stone; a kind of jade. It varies in color from white …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jade — I. n. 1. Hack, tired horse, worthless horse. 2. Hussy, quean, base woman, sorry wench. 3. Young woman (in irony or slight contempt). 4. Jade stone, tremolite, nephritic stone, nephrite. II. v. a. Tire, weary, fatigue, fag, exhaust, tire out …   New dictionary of synonyms

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