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nephrocalcinosis

Pronunciation: nef'ro-kal'si-no'sis

Definition: A form of renal lithiasis characterized by diffusely scattered foci of calcification in the renal parenchyma; deposits of calcium phosphate, calcium oxalate monohydrate, and similar compounds are usually demonstrable radiologically.

[nephro- + calcinosis]

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