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The stone called "spongites" is found in sponges, and is a marine formation. By some persons it is called "tecolithos,"1 from the circumstance that it is curative of affections of the bladder. Taken in wine, it breaks and disperses urinary calculi.

1 "Stone-macerater." From τήκω, to "macerate," and λιθὸς, "a stone."

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