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gravel

 [grav´el]
calculus occurring in small particles.

grav·el

(grav'ĕl),
Small concretions, usually of uric acid, calcium oxalate, or phosphates, formed in the kidney and passed through the ureter, bladder, and urethra.
Synonym(s): urocheras (1) , uropsammus (1)
[M.E., fr. O.Fr.]

gravel

/grav·el/ (grav´'l) calculi occurring in small particles.

gravel

(grăv′əl)
n.
Medicine The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.

grav·el

(grav'ĕl)
Small concretions, usually of uric acid, calcium oxalate, or phosphates, formed in the kidney and passed through the ureter, bladder, and urethra.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr.]

Gravel

The debris which is formed from a fragmented kidney stone.
Mentioned in: Lithotripsy

gravel

calculus occurring in small particles.
References in classic literature ?
Blended with its borders, the gravel walk seemed unsteady and insecure to step on.
Then she sat down and watched Billina, who was pick-pecking away with her sharp bill in the sand and gravel, which she scratched up and turned over with her strong claws.
You may depend upon it they do, Kate, and that's the reason they are all near you, and he has put the gravel there, because it's the sunny side.
Kate looked very much perplexed, and was apparently about to ask for further explanation, when a shouting and scuffling noise, as of an elderly gentleman whooping, and kicking up his legs on loose gravel, with great violence, was heard to proceed from the same direction as the former sounds; and before they had subsided, a large cucumber was seen to shoot up in the air with the velocity of a sky-rocket, whence it descended, tumbling over and over, until it fell at Mrs Nickleby's feet.
The remains at Punta Alta were embedded in stratified gravel and reddish mud, just such as the sea might now wash up on a shallow bank.
The man didn't have wings; he walked; but he walked on the gravel which left no impression of his tread.
Forty feet beneath, the slide terminated in a small, firm-surfaced terrace, the banked accumulation of fallen earth and gravel.
Anna was upstairs, standing before the looking glass, and, with Annushka's assistance, pinning the last ribbon on her gown when she heard carriage wheels crunching the gravel at the entrance.
As the house stood, the terrace side was the dark side; but the broad moonlight showed fair on the gravel walk that ran along the next side to the terrace.
It was, by my watch, nearly an hour and a half from the time of our leaving the station before I heard the sound of the sea in the distance, and the crunch of our wheels on a smooth gravel drive.
At the point of that angle a short arm joined it to a hexagonal islet with a soil of gravel and its shores faced with dressed stone, a perfection of puerile neatness.
Ogg's, Tom Tulliver was standing on the gravel walk outside the old house at Dorlcote Mill.