cholelithiasis

noun
cho·​le·​li·​thi·​a·​sis | \ ˌkō-lə-li-ˈthī-ə-səs How to pronounce cholelithiasis (audio) \

Definition of cholelithiasis

: production of gallstones also : the resulting abnormal condition

First Known Use of cholelithiasis

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cholelithiasis

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“Cholelithiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholelithiasis. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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cholelithiasis

noun
cho·​le·​li·​thi·​a·​sis | \ ˌkō-li-lith-ˈī-ə-səs How to pronounce cholelithiasis (audio) \
plural cholelithiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce cholelithiases (audio) \

Medical Definition of cholelithiasis

: production of gallstones also : the resulting abnormal condition

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