Definition of kidney stone in English:

kidney stone


  • A hard mass formed in the kidneys, typically consisting of insoluble calcium compounds; a renal calculus.

    • ‘All of the Stanford patients developed side effects such as high urine calcium, and one developed a kidney stone.’
    • ‘Severe back pain of any sort can be a sign of a problem, such as a kidney stone or infection.’
    • ‘Management of a kidney stone depends on its size, location, and composition and the presence of anatomical malformation and complications.’
    • ‘Once a person has had a kidney stone, subsequent problems may be avoided through medication and dietary adjustments, Fallon says.’
    • ‘Depending on its size and position, an untreated kidney stone could cause permanent damage to the kidneys.’


kidney stone

/ˈkidnē stōn/