Origin of lithotrityfrom litho- + Classical Latin tritus, past participle of terere, to grind, rub: see throw
Origin of lithotrityFrom lithotritor lithotripter alteration ( influenced by Latin trītor pounder, grinder ) of obsolete lithotriptor ; see lithotripter .
- (surgery) The operation of breaking a stone in the bladder into small pieces capable of being voided.
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litho- + Latin terere, tritum, to rub, grind.