lithiasis


li·thi·a·sis

noun \li-ˈthī-ə-səs\
plural li·thi·a·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of LITHIASIS

:  the formation of stony concretions in the body (as in the gallbladder)

Origin of LITHIASIS

New Latin, from Greek, from lithos
First Known Use: circa 1657

Rhymes with LITHIASIS

li·thi·a·sis

noun \lith-ˈī-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural li·thi·a·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of LITHIASIS

: the formation of stony concretions in the body (as in the urinary tract or gallbladder)—often used in combination <cholelithiasis>

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