Meaning of cholelithiasis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkɒlɪlɪˈθʌɪəsɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • The formation of gallstones.

    ‘These tumors are associated with diabetes mellitus, cholelithiasis, steatorrhea, and hypochlorhydria.’
    • ‘Everything about his cholecystitis with cholelithiasis and pancreatitis was ‘textbook’ except the location of his most intense abdominal pain.’
    • ‘Splenectomy effectively arrests the extravascular hemolysis and prevents its long-term complications, such as cholelithiasis and aplastic crises.’
    • ‘Liver function tests, such as lactate dehydrogenase and aspartate aminotransferase, may be elevated in alcoholic liver disease and pancreatitis associated with cholelithiasis.’
    • ‘95% of those with cholecystitis will have cholelithiasis.’