Meaning of lithiasis in English:


Pronunciation /lɪˈθʌɪəsɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • The formation of stony concretions (calculi) in the body, most often in the gall bladder or urinary system.

    ‘A 58 year old man with a clinical history of diabetes mellitus and left renal lithiasis presented with a left inguinal mass.’
    • ‘The patient described in this report had every major complication of Caroli disease, including recurrent cholangitis, liver abscess, biliary lithiasis, and cholangiocarcinoma.’
    • ‘Using the helical CT scan as the standard, the authors calculated the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and accuracy of microscopic- or dipstick-positive hematuria with regard to renal lithiasis.’
    • ‘Alkalizing beverages are highly effective in preventing the recurrence of calcium oxalate, uric acid and cystine lithiasis.’


Mid 17th century from medieval Latin, based on Greek lithos ‘stone’.