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Nor have we any form of calculus or computation that can easily be applied.

Crushing of the calculus in the bladder, and removal piecemeal.

Which, when the calculus is done,Quite demonstrates the Pole.

Calculus—A stone found in the bladder, gall-ducts and kidneys.

Craig's works on the calculus brought him into controversy with them.

What he saith here of Rations or Proportions, and their Calculus; for 8.

In the college of letters there is but one, and that is the calculus.

Then wait till you see him cut for calculus, or perform for hernia.

Classics and calculus are no more divine than machines and potatoes are.

The calculus of variations is indissolubly associated with his name.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin calculus "reckoning, account," originally "pebble used as a reckoning counter," diminutive of calx (genitive calcis) "limestone" (see chalk (n.)). Modern mathematical sense is a shortening of differential calculus. Also used from 1732 to mean kidney stones, etc., then generally for "concretion occurring accidentally in the animal body," such as dental plaque. Related: Calculous (adj.).

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