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1. a condition marked by formation of calculi and concretions.
2. sometimes used as a synonym for one of the specific types of lithiasis, such as urolithiasis, nephrolithiasis, or cholelithiasis.
gallbladder lithiasis cholecystolithiasis.
pancreatic lithiasis pancreatolithiasis.
renal lithiasis nephrolithiasis.
urinary lithiasis urolithiasis.
the formation of stones in the pancreas, usually associated with chronic inflammation and obstruction of the pancreatic ducts.