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nephroid neph·roid (něf’roid’)
Resembling a kidney; kidney-shaped.


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    n. 1837, probably from German, from nephro- + lithos “stone” (see litho-) + -iasis “pathological or morbid condition.” nephrolithiasis neph·ro·li·thi·a·sis (něf’rō-lĭ-thī’ə-sĭs) n. Calculi in the kidneys.

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