Lithotrity meaning

lĭ-thŏt'rĭ-tē
A surgical procedure to pulverize stones in the urinary bladder or urethra so that they can be passed out of the body in the urine.
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The process of crushing a calculus in the bladder into very small pieces so that it can be eliminated in the urine.
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A surgical procedure to pulverize stones in the urinary bladder or urethra so that they can be passed out of the body in the urine.
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(surgery) The operation of breaking a stone in the bladder into small pieces capable of being voided.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of lithotrity

  • From lithotritor lithotripter alteration (influenced by Latin trītor pounder, grinder) of obsolete lithotriptor lithotripter
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • litho- + Latin terere, tritum, to rub, grind.
    From Wiktionary