gallstone

Solid material that forms in the gallbladder or common bile duct. Gallstones are made of cholesterol or other substances found in the gallbladder. They may occur as one large stone or as many small ones, and vary from the size of a golf ball to a grain of sand. Also called cholelith.

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  • Gallstone — Classification and external resources Numerous small gallstones, composed largely of cholesterol ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

  • Gallstone — Gall stone , n. A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See {Calculus}, n., 1. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gallstone — 1758, from GALL (Cf. gall) (n.1) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gallstone — ► NOUN ▪ a small, hard crystalline mass formed abnormally in the gall bladder or bile ducts from bile pigments, cholesterol, and calcium salts …   English terms dictionary

  • gallstone — [gôl′stōn΄] n. a small, solid mass formed in some gallbladders or bile ducts; biliary calculus: it is formed of cholesterol, or, occasionally, of calcium salts, and can obstruct the flow of bile, causing pain, jaundice, and other symptoms …   English World dictionary

  • gallstone — UK [ˈɡɔːlˌstəʊn] / US [ˈɡɔlˌstoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms gallstone : singular gallstone plural gallstones a small hard mass that can form in your gall bladder …   English dictionary

  • gallstone — /gawl stohn /, n. an abnormal stonelike mass, usually of cholesterol, formed in the gallbladder or bile passages. Also called biliary calculus. [1750 60; GALL1 + STONE] * * * Mass of crystallized substances that forms in the gallbladder. The most …   Universalium

  • gallstone — [[t]gɔ͟ːlstoʊn[/t]] gallstones N COUNT A gallstone is a small, painful lump which can develop in your gall bladder …   English dictionary

  • gallstone — noun Date: 1758 a calculus (as of cholesterol) formed in the gallbladder or biliary passages …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gallstone — noun A small, hard object, in the shape of a pebble, that sometimes forms in the gallbladder or bile duct; composed of cholesterol, bile pigments and calcium salts …   Wiktionary

  • gallstone — A concretion in the gallbladder or a bile duct, composed chiefly of a mixture of cholesterol, calcium bilirubinate, and calcium carbonate, occasionally as a pure stone composed of just one of these substances. SYN: b …   Medical dictionary

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