oxalate calculus


oxalate calculus
a hard urinary calculus made of calcium oxalate, often in the form of weddellite or whewellite; some are covered with minute sharp spines that may abrade the renal pelvic epithelium, and others are smooth. Called also calcium oxalate c.

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