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lithotripsy lith·o·trip·sy (lĭth'ə-trĭp'sē)
The procedure of crushing a stone in the urinary bladder or urethra. Also called lithotrity.
|lithotripsy (lĭth'ə-trĭp'sē) Pronunciation Key
The procedure of crushing a stone in the urinary bladder or urethra by means of a lithotriptor, a device that passes shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits. The resulting stone fragments are small enough to be expelled in the urine.