lithotrity

[li-tho-tri-tee]
noun, plural lithotrities. Surgery.
the operation of crushing stone in the urinary bladder into particles small enough to be voided.

Origin:
1820–30; litho- + Latin trīt(us) (past participle of terere to rub, grind, crush) + -y3

lithotritist, noun
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lithotrity (lɪˈθɒtrɪtɪ)
 
n , 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
 
[C19: from litho- + Latin trītus, from terere to crush]

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

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He also tells me that he performs no operation of lithotrity without the use of similar injections.
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