lithotripter

noun lith·o·trip·ter \ ˈli-thə-ˌtrip-tər \
variants: or less commonly lithotriptor

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

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


Medical Dictionary

lithotripter

noun lith·o·trip·ter
variants: also lithotriptor play \ˈlith-ə-ˌtrip-tər\

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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