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English definition of “hyperoxaluria and oxalosis”

hyperoxaluria and oxalosis

noun [U] /ˌhaɪ.pə.ɒks.əˌljʊə.ri.ə ənd ɒks.əˈləʊ.sɪs/ US  /ˌhɑɪ.pər.ɑk.səˈlʊər.i.ə ənd ˌɑk.səˈloʊ.sɪs/ specialized
a rare genetic disorder in which there is too much oxalate (= an organic salt) in the urine so that calcium oxalate crystals form in the kidneys and kidney stones are producedDisorders of the urinary system
(Definition of hyperoxaluria and oxalosis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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