Calculi



Mathematics. a method of calculation, especially one of several highly systematic methods of treating problems by a special system of algebraic notations, as differential or integral calculus.
Pathology. a stone, or concretion, formed in the gallbladder, kidneys, or other parts of the body.
Also called tartar. Dentistry. a hard, yellowish to brownish-black deposit on teeth formed largely through the mineralization of dead bacteria in dental plaques by the calcium salts in salivary secretions and subgingival transudates.
calculation; estimation or computation:
the calculus of political appeal.
Historical Examples

A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers Various
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
Domestic Animals Richard L. Allen
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

noun (pl) -luses
a branch of mathematics, developed independently by Newton and Leibniz. Both differential calculus and integral calculus are concerned with the effect on a function of an infinitesimal change in the independent variable as it tends to zero
any mathematical system of calculation involving the use of symbols
(logic) an uninterpreted formal system Compare formal language (sense 2)
(pathol) (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ). a stonelike concretion of minerals and salts found in ducts or hollow organs of the body
n.

calculus
(kāl’kyə-ləs)
Plural calculi (kāl’kyə-lī’) or calculuses

Note: Most modern sciences use calculus.

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