urolith

noun

uro·​lith ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌlith How to pronounce urolith (audio)
: a calculus in the urinary tract

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Water belly, urinary blockage, stones — uroliths have many names, but their presence in livestock animals is a serious condition. Texas A&m University, Houston Chronicle, 9 Nov. 2019 Male animals are more likely to suffer the harmful effects of uroliths because their urethras are smaller in diameter. Texas A&m University, Houston Chronicle, 9 Nov. 2019

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Word History

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First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urolith was circa 1900

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“Urolith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urolith. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

urolith

noun

uro·​lith ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌlith How to pronounce urolith (audio)
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