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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: gawl'ston

Definition: A concretion in the gallbladder or a bile duct, composed chiefly of a mixture of cholesterol, calcium bilirubinate, and calcium carbonate, occasionally as a pure stone composed of just one of these substances.

Synonym(s): biliary calculus, cholelith

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