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English definition of “gallstone”

gallstone

noun [C]     /ˈɡɔːl.stəʊn/ US  /ˈɡɑːl.stoʊn/
a small piece of hard material that sometimes forms in the gall bladder (= an organ in the body ) and can cause great pain Disorders of the urinary system
(Definition of gallstone noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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