kidney stone


Definition of kidney stone

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

Examples of kidney stone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is an international superstar who has competed, and won, with broken toes and a kidney stone, plus all of the routine and untold injuries that plague any elite gymnast. Star Tribune, 27 July 2021 Data suggests that drinking about two liters of water per day reduces kidney stone formation in people with a history of kidney stones and decreases the number of bladder infections in people with a history of bladder infections. Tamara Hew-butler, CNN, 5 May 2021 Andrew Yang is back on the campaign trail for New York City mayor after being hospitalized with a kidney stone. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, 3 Apr. 2021 Irene, who has been in town taking care of Cormac's kids, has a massive kidney stone. Lincee Ray,, 2 Apr. 2021 New York City mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang was hospitalized Friday after experiencing pain from an apparent kidney stone, his campaign said. NBC News, 2 Apr. 2021 Similarly, a kidney stone algorithm adds 3 of 13 points to non-Blacks, thereby assessing them as more likely to have kidney stones. Sharona Hoffman, The Conversation, 9 Mar. 2021 Of course, kidney stone symptoms can also be pretty miserable. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 10 Aug. 2020 Biles competed with a kidney stone at the 2018 World Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Emma Specter, Vogue, 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of kidney stone

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 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of kidney stone

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

kidney stone


Medical Definition of kidney stone

: a calculus in the kidney

called also renal calculus

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