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[li-tho-tri-tee] /lɪˈθɒ trɪ ti/
noun, plural lithotrities. Surgery.
the operation of crushing stone in the urinary bladder into particles small enough to be voided.
Origin of lithotrity
1820-30; litho- + Latin trīt(us) (past participle of terere to rub, grind, crush) + -y3
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lithotritist, noun Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ties
(surgery) the crushing of a calculus in the bladder by means of an instrument (lithotrite) so that it can be expelled by urinating
Word Origin
C19: from litho- + Latin trītus, from terere to crush
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lithotrity in Medicine

lithotrity li·thot·ri·ty (lĭ-thŏt'rĭ-tē)
See lithotripsy.

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