Definition of gallstone
: a calculus (as of cholesterol) formed in the gallbladder or biliary passages
Recent Examples of gallstone from the Web
Many of those patients got hooked after a physician prescribed a relatively short course of pain medication for appendicitis, osteoarthritis, back or joint pain, or kidney or gallstones.
In remarkable congressional testimony in 2007, Comey would describe what happened next: Hours later, Ashcroft keeled over with gallstone pancreatitis.
Women naturally have high levels of estrogen, which can accelerate the formation of gallstones.
Gallstones and other related diseases occur when bile concentrates and thickens in the gallbladder.
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GALLSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
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 Definition of gallstone
: a calculus (as of cholesterol) formed in the gallbladder or biliary passages—called also biliary calculus, cholelith
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