cystolith

noun
cys·​to·​lith | \ ˈsi-stə-ˌlith How to pronounce cystolith (audio) \

Definition of cystolith

: a calcium carbonate concretion arising from the cellulose wall of cells of higher plants

First Known Use of cystolith

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cystolith

German Zystolith, from zyst- cyst- + -lith

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cystolith

noun
cys·​to·​lith | \ ˈsis-tə-ˌlith How to pronounce cystolith (audio) \

Medical Definition of cystolith

: a urinary calculus

Other Words from cystolith

cystolithic \ ˌsis-​tə-​ˈlith-​ik How to pronounce cystolithic (audio) \ adjective

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