lithotripter


lith·o·trip·ter

noun \ˈli-thə-ˌtrip-tər\

Definition of LITHOTRIPTER

:  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

lith·o·trip·ter also lith·o·trip·tor \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

lith·o·trip·ter

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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

Variants of LITHOTRIPTER

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

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