lithotrity [li-tho-tri-tee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural li·thot·ri·ties. Surgery.
- the operation of crushing stone in the urinary bladder into particles small enough to be voided.
Origin of lithotrity 1820–30;+ Latin trīt(us) (past participle of terere to rub, grind, crush) + Related formsli·thot·ri·tist, noun Examples from the Web for lithotrity Historical Examples of lithotrity
Probably in most cases it should be superseded by lithotrity.
It is like strabismus, chloroform, lithotrity, a heap of monstrosities that the Government ought to prohibit.
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.
Charles John Samuel Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for lithotrity lithotrity 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 lithotrity in Medicine lithotrity [lĭ-thŏt′rĭ-tē] n.