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lithotripter

noun lith·o·trip·ter \ˈli-thə-ˌtrip-tər\

Definition of lithotripter

  1. :  a device for performing lithotripsy; especially :  a noninvasive device that pulverizes stones by focusing shock waves on a patient immersed in a water bath



Variants of lithotripter

also lith·o·trip·tor play \ˈli-thə-ˌtrip-tər\

Origin of lithotripter

alteration of lithontriptor, from lithontriptic breaking up bladder stones, modification of Greek (pharmaka tōn) lithōn thryptika (drugs) capable of pulverizing stones


First Known Use: 1825


Medical Dictionary

lithotripter

noun lith·o·trip·ter

Medical Definition of lithotripter

  1. :  a device for performing lithotripsy; especially :  a noninvasive device that pulverizes calculi by focusing shock waves on a patient immersed in a water bath



Variants of lithotripter

also lith·o·trip·tor \ˈlith-ə-ˌtrip-tər\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "lithotripter"


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