kidney stone

kidney stone
noun Date: 1874 a calculus (as of calcium salts) in the kidney

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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

  • 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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