lithotrity


lithotrity

lithotrity [li-tho-tri-tee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural li·thot·ri·ties. Surgery.

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

Origin of lithotrity 1820–30; litho- + Latin trīt(us) (past participle of terere to rub, grind, crush) + -y3 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  • Probably in most cases it should be superseded by lithotrity.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

  • It is like strabismus, chloroform, lithotrity, a heap of monstrosities that the Government ought to prohibit.

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

  • Then came Ammonius, the author of lithotrity, and here comes Hans with the basin-to stay your volubility.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

    Charles Reade

  • Then came Ammonius the author of lithotrity, and here comes Hans with the basin—to stay your volubility.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

    Charles Reade

  • 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

  • British Dictionary definitions for lithotrity lithotrity noun plural -ties

    1. 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.

    1. lithotripsy

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