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Calculus

Synonym(s)

  • calculi
  • concretion
  • stone

Definition(s)

An abnormal concretion occurring mostly in the urinary and biliary tracts, usually composed of mineral salts. Also called stones.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1: A concretion usually of mineral salts around organic material found especially in hollow organs or ducts. 2: A concretion on teeth: tartar.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: March 23, 2015