Lithotripsy Definition

lĭthə-trĭpsē
lithotripsies
noun
A noninvasive medical procedure in which ultrasound generated by a machine (lithotripterlithotriptor) pulverizes kidney stones or gallstones into small pieces that can be excreted.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Lithotripsy

Noun

Singular:
lithotripsy
Plural:
lithotripsies

Origin of Lithotripsy

  • litho– Greek trīpsis a rubbing, pounding (from trībein to rub, pound lithotripter) –y

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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