lithiasis

noun
li·​thi·​a·​sis | \ li-ˈthī-ə-səs How to pronounce lithiasis (audio) \
plural lithiases\ li-​ˈthī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce lithiases (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithiasis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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lithiasis

noun
li·​thi·​a·​sis | \ lith-ˈī-ə-səs How to pronounce lithiasis (audio) \
plural lithiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce lithiases (audio) \

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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