cys·​to·​lith ˈsi-stə-ˌlith How to pronounce cystolith (audio)
: a calcium carbonate concretion arising from the cellulose wall of cells of higher plants

Word History


German Zystolith, from zyst- cyst- + -lith

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cystolith was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Cystolith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


cys·​to·​lith ˈsis-tə-ˌlith How to pronounce cystolith (audio)
: a urinary calculus
cystolithic adjective

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