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<nephrology, urology> The presence of calculi in the kidney or collecting system.

The calculi are usually small (2-12mm) solid, crystalline, concretions that develop in the kidney and eventually pass through the genitourinary tract. Stones may be composed of calcium, phosphate or uric acid.

(27 Sep 1997)

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