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oxalosis

Pronunciation: ok'sa-lo'sis

Definition: Widespread deposition of calcium oxalate crystals in the kidneys, bones, arterial media, and myocardium, with increased urinary excretion of oxalate; may be an acquired disorder, as in oxalate poisoning, or represent one aspect of primary hyperoxaluria and oxalosis.

[oxalate + -osis, condition]

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