- the operation of crushing stone in the urinary bladder into particles small enough to be voided.
Origin of lithotrity
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Probably in most cases it should be superseded by lithotrity.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
It is like strabismus, chloroform, lithotrity, a heap of monstrosities that the Government ought to prohibit.Madame Bovary
Then came Ammonius, the author of lithotrity, and here comes Hans with the basin-to stay your volubility.
Then came Ammonius the author of lithotrity, and here comes Hans with the basin—to stay your volubility.
Then came Ammonius, the author of lithotrity, and here comes Hans with the basin to stay your volubility.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy
Charles John Samuel Thompson
- 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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