gallstone

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noun gall·stone \ˈgȯl-ˌstōn\

Definition of gallstone

  1. :  a calculus (as of cholesterol) formed in the gallbladder or biliary passages

Origin and Etymology of gallstone

1gall + 1stone


GALLSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

gallstone

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noun

Definition of gallstone for English Language Learners

  • medical : a hard object like a small stone that sometimes forms in the gallbladder and that can cause great pain


Medical Dictionary

gallstone

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noun gall·stone \ˈgȯl-ˌstōn\

Medical Definition of gallstone

  1. :  a calculus (as of cholesterol) formed in the gallbladder or biliary passages—called also biliary calculus, cholelith



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