Hyphenating "urinary bladder stones"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Jul 14 18:16:01 UTC 2013

Since "urinary" and "bladder" are being combined to form a word modifying "stones," they should be hyphenated based on the conventional rules.

I do a lot of medical translation, though, and I would never hyphenate this. There are far too many compounds like this and if you hyphenate each one, it just makes the text unsightly.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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On Jul 14, 2013, at 8:37 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> How would you-all hyphenate "urinary bladder stones" (stones of the
> urinary bladder)?
> Thanks!
> Joel

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