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- n. A surgical instrument for crushing stones in the bladder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for crushing stones in the bladder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who breaks stones.
- n. An instrument used for crushing stones in the bladder, particularly for crushing stones too large for extraction in the course of a lithotomy, the instrument being introduced through the wound.
A party of horsemen, belonging to the caravan in which he had travelled from Egypt, were ready at the gates of the mosque to assist the lithoclast, as soon as he should have executed his task; but they were not able to protect him from the fury of the populace.