lithontriptic

adjective
lith·​on·​trip·​tic | \ ¦liˌthän¦triptik \
variants: or less commonly lithotriptic \ ¦lithə¦-​ \

Definition of lithontriptic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having the quality of or used for dissolving or destroying stone in the bladder or kidneys

lithontriptic

noun
\ " \
variants: or less commonly lithotriptic \ " \
plural -s

Definition of lithontriptic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a lithontriptic agent

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History and Etymology for lithontriptic

Adjective

lithontriptic modification (influenced by Greek tribein to rub) of Greek lithōn thryptikos stone-crushing; lithotriptic alteration (influenced by lith-) of lithontriptic

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“Lithontriptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithontriptic. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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