The process of forming stone-like deposits or calculi formed in an internal organ, such as a gallstone in the gall bladder.

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  • Lithiasis — Li*thi a*sis (l[i^]*th[imac] [.a]*s[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. liqi asis, fr. li qos stone.] (Med.) The formation of stony concretions or calculi in any part of the body, especially in the bladder and urinary passages. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lithiăsis — (v. ar.), Steinkrankheit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lithiasis — (griech.), Steinkrankheit, s. Harnsteine …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lithiasis — Lithiăsis (grch.), die Steinkrankheit, s. Harnsteine …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lithiasis — [li thī′ə sis] n. [ModL < Gr lithos, stone + IASIS] the formation of calculi, or mineral concretions, within the body …   English World dictionary

  • Lithiasis — Li|thi|a|sis 〈f.; , thi|a|sen; Med.〉 Bildung von Konkrementen (Steinen) in einem (Hohl )Organ od. Gewebe [<grch. lithos „Stein“] * * * Lithiasis   die, /... asen und, Steinleiden, Steinbildung, v. a. in Galle (Cholelithiasis) oder Niere …   Universal-Lexikon

  • lithiasis — /li thuy euh sis/, n. Pathol. the formation or presence of stony concretions, as calculi, in the body. [1650 60; < NL < Gk lithíasis; see LITH , IASIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lithiasis — Formation of calculi of any kind, especially of biliary or urinary calculi. [litho + G. iasis, condition] l. conjunctivae hard nodules caused by deposition of calcareous material in areas of cellular degeneration in Henle …   Medical dictionary

  • lithiasis — li•thi•a•sis [[t]lɪˈθaɪ ə sɪs[/t]] n. pat the formation or presence of stony concretions in the body • Etymology: 1650–60; < NL < Gk lithíāsis …   From formal English to slang

  • lithiasis — noun the formation of stones (calculi) in an internal organ • Hypernyms: ↑pathology • Hyponyms: ↑cholelithiasis, ↑enterolithiasis, ↑nephrolithiasis, ↑renal lithiasis …   Useful english dictionary

  • lithiasis — noun (plural lithiases) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from lithos Date: circa 1657 the formation of stony concretions in the body (as in the gallbladder) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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