an abnormal stone, or concretion, composed primarily of oxalates and phosphates, found in the kidney.
(pathol) Also called renal calculus. a hard mass formed in the kidney, usually composed of oxalates, phosphates, and carbonates
(mineralogy) another name for nephrite
kidney stone n.
A small hard mass in the kidney that forms from deposits chiefly of phosphates and urates. Also called nephrolith.
A calculus that originates in the kidney and is usually composed of calcium salts, uric acid, cystine, and other compounds. Kidney stones cause extreme pain and bleeding if they obstruct the passage of urine in the kidney or in the ureter. They can often be treated with lithotripsy .
noun 1. an Old World plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of the legume family, formerly used as a remedy for kidney diseases. noun 1. a silky leguminous perennial plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of Europe and N Africa, with yellow or orange flowers Also called ladies’ fingers
noun 1. any of various large nematodes parasitic in the kidneys, especially Stephanurus dentatus, found in pigs.
[kid-nee-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈkɪd niˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/ noun 1. the navelwort, Umbilicus rupestris, of the stonecrop family, having drooping yellowish-green flowers.
/kɪˈdɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. (Brit, informal) the art or practice of bluffing or deception