Skip to Content


Pronunciation: de-poz'it


  1. A sediment or precipitate.
  2. A pathologic accumulation of inorganic material in a tissue.

[L. de-pono, pp. -positus, to lay down]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.