Gallstone
Gallstone Gall"stone`, n. A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See {Calculus}, n., 1. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gallstone — Classification and external resources Numerous small gallstones, composed largely of cholesterol ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

  • gallstone — 1758, from GALL (Cf. gall) (n.1) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gallstone — ► NOUN ▪ a small, hard crystalline mass formed abnormally in the gall bladder or bile ducts from bile pigments, cholesterol, and calcium salts …   English terms dictionary

  • gallstone — [gôl′stōn΄] n. a small, solid mass formed in some gallbladders or bile ducts; biliary calculus: it is formed of cholesterol, or, occasionally, of calcium salts, and can obstruct the flow of bile, causing pain, jaundice, and other symptoms …   English World dictionary

  • gallstone — UK [ˈɡɔːlˌstəʊn] / US [ˈɡɔlˌstoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms gallstone : singular gallstone plural gallstones a small hard mass that can form in your gall bladder …   English dictionary

  • gallstone — /gawl stohn /, n. an abnormal stonelike mass, usually of cholesterol, formed in the gallbladder or bile passages. Also called biliary calculus. [1750 60; GALL1 + STONE] * * * Mass of crystallized substances that forms in the gallbladder. The most …   Universalium

  • gallstone — [[t]gɔ͟ːlstoʊn[/t]] gallstones N COUNT A gallstone is a small, painful lump which can develop in your gall bladder …   English dictionary

  • gallstone — noun Date: 1758 a calculus (as of cholesterol) formed in the gallbladder or biliary passages …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gallstone — noun A small, hard object, in the shape of a pebble, that sometimes forms in the gallbladder or bile duct; composed of cholesterol, bile pigments and calcium salts …   Wiktionary

  • gallstone — A concretion in the gallbladder or a bile duct, composed chiefly of a mixture of cholesterol, calcium bilirubinate, and calcium carbonate, occasionally as a pure stone composed of just one of these substances. SYN: b …   Medical dictionary

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