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.
It is like strabismus, chloroform, lithotrity, a heap of monstrosities that the Government ought to prohibit.
Dieu_ hospital in Paris, his attention is said to have been attracted to the subject of his future discovery; and, after many years of perseverance, he succeeded in perfecting and introducing to the profession his new operation of lithotrity.
Nor must we forget to hint at the discoveries which have given new effect to surgical skill -- the discovery of anaesthetics, the perfection of artificial limbs, the repair of the body, and the valuable method of lithotrity; while even the match need not be disdained as one of the chief inventions of the century.
He also tells me that he performs no operation of lithotrity without the use of similar injections.
An older issue of The Lancet contains an account of lithotrity performed on the same patient 48 times.
Probably in most cases it should be superseded by lithotrity.
Van Buren, Weir, and Stevenson only five died, or 3.33 per cent., while of 1470 cases of lithotrity, as formerly practised, 159, or
Then came Ammonius, the author of lithotrity, and here comes Hans with the basin-to stay your volubility.
Desplein and Bianchon, and even went so far as to propose to them an operation of the nature of lithotrity, which consists in passing into the head a hollow instrument by the help of which an heroic remedy can be applied to the diseased bone, to arrest the progress of the caries.
As soon as that was known, the extirpating of special clusters of thoughts became merely a question of mechanical difficulties to be overcome, merely a nice problem in surgery, and not more complex than many which my brethren have solved in lithotomy and lithotrity, for instance. "