gastrolith

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gas·tro·lith

 (găs′trə-lĭth′)
n.
1. A pathological stony mass formed in the stomach; gastric calculus.
2. A small stone found in the stomach of some reptiles, fish, and birds that aids in digestion by helping grind ingested food material.

gastrolith

(ˈɡæstrəlɪθ)
n
(Pathology) pathol a stone in the stomach; gastric calculus

gas•tro•lith

(ˈgæs trə lɪθ)

n.
a calculous concretion in the stomach.
Translations

gas·tro·lith

n. gastrolito, concreción en el estómago.
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