lithotrity

[ li-tho-tri-tee ]
/ lɪˈθɒ trɪ ti /
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noun, plural li·thot·ri·ties. Surgery.

the operation of crushing stone in the urinary bladder into particles small enough to be voided.

Nearby words

  1. lithotripsy,
  2. lithotripter,
  3. lithotriptic,
  4. lithotriptoscopy,
  5. lithotrite,
  6. lithuania,
  7. lithuanian,
  8. lithuresis,
  9. lithuria,
  10. lithy

Origin of lithotrity

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

Related formsli·thot·ri·tist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lithotrity

lithotrity

/ (lɪˈθɒtrɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

surgery the crushing of a calculus in the bladder by means of an instrument (lithotrite) so that it can be expelled by urinating

Word Origin for lithotrity

C19: from litho- + Latin trītus, from terere to crush

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Medicine definitions for lithotrity

lithotrity

[ lĭ-thŏtrĭ-tē ]

n.

lithotripsy

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