Variants of lithotripter
Origin and Etymology 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 Definition of lithotripter
: a device for performing lithotripsy; especially : a noninvasive device that pulverizes calculi by focusing shock waves on a patient immersed in a water bath
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