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enterolith

Definition:

a calculus occurring in the intestines

Class:

object noun (natural, not man-made, objects)

Plural:

enteroliths

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Ancient Greek ἔντερον (enteron, "intestine") + λίθος (lithos, "stone")
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Enterolith

a mineral concretion or calculus formed anywhere in the gastrointestinal system. Enteroliths are uncommon and usually incidental findings but, once found, they require at a minimum watchful waiting. If there is evidence of complications, they must be ... (37 of 970 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Enterolith

Collins Dictionary:

enterolith

an intestinal stone (3 of 229 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/enterolith

Wiktionary:

enterolith | enteroliths [plural]

A mineral concretion in the intestinal tract. | [British] A bezoar. (10 of 12 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/enterolith

Britannica Encyclopedia:

calculus [mathematics]

branch of mathematics concerned with the calculation of instantaneous rates of change and the summation of infinitely many small factors to determine ... (22 of 685 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/89161​/calculus

Merriam-Webster:

calculus | calculi [plural] | calculuses [plural] | infinitesimal calculus [sense-specific] | calculation [synonym, sense-specific] | tartar [synonym, sense-specific] | arithmetic [synonym, sense-specific] | ciphering [synonym, sense-specific] | computation [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a method of computation or calculation in a special notation (as of logic ... | "calculation" | a concretion usually of mineral salts around organic ... (23 of 149 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/calculus

Oxford Dictionary:

calculus | calculuses [sense-specific, plural] | calculi [sense-specific, plural] | infinitesimal calculus

the branch of mathematics that deals with the finding and properties of ... | a particular method or system of calculation or reasoning. | [medicine] ... (23 of 121 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/calculus

American Heritage Dictionary:

calculus | calculi [plural] | calculuses [plural] | calc. [abbreviation]

[pathology] An abnormal concretion in the body, usually formed of mineral ... | [dentistry] See tartar. | [math] ; The branch of mathematics that ... (22 of 104 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/calculus

Columbia Encyclopedia:

calculus | differential calculus | integral calculus | derivative

branch of mathematics that studies continuously changing quantities. The calculus is characterized by the use of infinite processes, involving passage ... (20 of 98 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0809858​.html

Random House Dictionary:

calculus | calculi [plural] | calculuses [plural] | tartar [synonym, sense-specific] | calculation [synonym, sense-specific]

[math] a method of calculation, especially one of several highly systematic ... | [pathology] a stone, or concretion, formed in the gallbladder, ... (21 of 93 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/calculus

New World Dictionary:

calculus | calculi [plural] | calculuses [plural]

any abnormal stony mass or deposit formed in the body, as in a kidney or gallbladder or on teeth | [math] ; any system of calculation using special ... (27 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/calculus

Macmillan British Dictionary:

calculus [uncountable, math]

a type of mathematics used for calculating such things as the slopes of curves (14 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/calculus

Cambridge Dictionary:

calculus [specialized]

an area of advanced mathematics in which continuously changing values are studied (12 of 18 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/calculus

Encarta Dictionary:

calculus | calculi [plural] | calculuses [plural] | infinitesimal calculus [math, sense-specific]

a branch of mathematics dealing with the way that relations between some ... | a method or system of calculation using symbols or symbolic logic | a ... (25 of 146 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594124​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

enterolith | enteroliths [plural]

Origin: Ancient Greek ἔντερον (enteron, "intestine") + λίθος (lithos, "stone")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/enterolith

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Enterolith

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Enterolith"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Enterolith"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Enterolith

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