kidney stone


: a calculus (as of calcium salts) in the kidney

Examples of kidney stone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Broncos have made passing a kidney stone look easier than passing the football the past eight years. Troy Renck, The Denver Post, 11 May 2024 Julien’s has sold William Shatner’s kidney stone and Truman Capote’s ashes. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 Upon examination in the shelter’s trauma hospital, she was found to have kidney stones that had to be removed surgically. The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2024 For instance, patients with kidney stones might need more water to help manage their condition, while those with heart or kidney problems may need to limit their fluid intake. Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, CNN, 29 Feb. 2024 This condition can cause painful kidney stones or possibly interfere with healthy bone development, as well as heart and brain functions. Discover Magazine, 29 Feb. 2024 Once considered an affliction of older obese white men, kidney stones are now increasingly common among children and Black and brown communities. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Mullins said she was diagnosed with kidney stones just over a year ago. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 The essay film starts with Phillips talking about her kidney stone and from there looking at stones of all kinds. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kidney stone was in 1874

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“Kidney stone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

kidney stone

: a calculus in the kidney

called also renal calculus

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