lithiasis

noun
li·​thi·​a·​sis | \li-ˈthī-ə-səs \
plural lithiases\ li-​ˈthī-​ə-​ˌsēz \

Definition of lithiasis 

: the formation of stony concretions in the body (as in the gallbladder)

First Known Use of lithiasis

circa 1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lithiasis

New Latin, from Greek, from lithos

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lithiasis

noun
li·​thi·​a·​sis | \lith-ˈī-ə-səs \
plural lithiases\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of lithiasis 

: the formation of stony concretions in the body (as in the urinary tract or gallbladder) often used in combination cholelithiasis

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