Lithotrity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lithotrity (Surg) The operation of breaking a stone in the bladder or urethrea into small pieces capable of being voided; lithotripsy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lithotrity The operation of crushing a stone in the bladder by means of an instrument called a lithotrite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lithotrity lith′ō-trī-ti the operation of crushing a stone in the bladder, so that its fragments may be removed through the urethra—also Lith′otripsy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Litho-, + L. terere, tritum, to rub, grind
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. lithos, stone, tribein, to rub.

Usage

In literature:

An older issue of The Lancet contains an account of lithotrity performed on the same patient 48 times.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
It is like strabismus, chloroform, lithotrity, a heap of monstrosities that the Government ought to prohibit.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
It is like strabismus, chloroform, lithotrity, a heap of monstrosities that the Government ought to prohibit.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
He never used lithotrity or seemed to approve of that operation.
"The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University" by Robert Peter
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