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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kal′kyū-lŭs, -lī


A concretion formed in any part of the body, most commonly in the passages of the biliary and urinary tracts; usually composed of salts of inorganic or organic acids, or of other material such as cholesterol.

Synonym(s): stone1

[L. a pebble]

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