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Pronunciation: hi'dro-kal'i-ko'sis

Definition: A usually symptomless anomaly of the renal calyx that is dilated from obstruction of the infundibulum; usually discovered incidentally at pyelography or autopsy; may become infected.

[hydro- + G. kalyx, cup of a flower]

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