A dihydrate of calcium oxalate; found in renal calculi. Cf.:whewellite. [for Weddell Sea, after James Weddell, Eng. navigator (1787–1834), + -ite]

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wed·dell·ite (wedґə-līt) [Weddell Sea in the Antarctic, where minute quantities were first found] a dihydrate of calcium oxalate, seen in urinary calculi.

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