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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The operation of breaking a stone in the bladder into small pieces capable of being voided.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The operation of breaking a stone in the bladder or urethrea into small pieces capable of being voided; lithotripsy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of crushing a stone in the bladder by means of an instrument called a lithotrite.

Etymologies

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

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