Medical Dictionary

lithotripsy


lithotripsy

noun lith·o·trip·sy \ˈlith-ə-ˌtrip-sē\
plural lith·o·trip·sies

Definition of LITHOTRIPSY

:  the breaking of a calculus (as by shock waves or crushing with a surgical instrument) in the urinary system into pieces small enough to be voided or washed out—called also litholapaxy, lithotrity
February 27, 2015
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