lithotrity [li thä′trə tē]
pl. lithotrities [< LITHO- + L tritus, pp. of terere, to grind, rub: see THROW]
the process of crushing a calculus in the bladder into very small pieces so that it can be eliminated in the urine

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  • Lithotrity — Li*thot ri*ty, n. [Litho + L. terere, tritum, to rub, grind.] (Surg.) The operation of breaking a stone in the bladder or urethrea into small pieces capable of being voided; lithotripsy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lithotrity — lithotritist, n. /li tho tri tee/, n., pl. lithotrities. Surg. the operation of crushing stone in the urinary bladder into particles small enough to be voided. [1820 30; LITHO + L trit(us) (ptp. of terere to rub, grind, crush) + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • lithotrity — SYN: lithotripsy. * * * li·thot·ri·ty lith ät rə tē n, pl ties LITHOTRIPSY * * * li·thot·ri·ty (lĭ thotґrĭ te) lithotripsy …   Medical dictionary

  • lithotrity — n. crushing of stones in the urinary tract (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lithotrity — li·thot·ri·ty …   English syllables

  • lithotrity — /lɪˈθɒtrəti/ (say li thotruhtee) noun (plural lithotrities) the operation of crushing stone in the urinary bladder into particles that may be voided. {litho + Latin trītus, past participle, rubbed + y3} …  

  • lithotrity — lə̇ˈthä.trəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: lithotritor + y : the breaking of a stone in the bladder into small pieces capable of being voided or washed out …   Useful english dictionary

  • Franz von Gruithuisen — Baron Franz von Paula Gruithuisen (March 19, 1774 ndash; 1852) was a Bavarian physician and astronomer. He taught medical students before becoming a professor of astronomy at the University of Munich in 1826.During his period of medical studies… …   Wikipedia

  • Heurtelonb — (spr. Hörtluh), Achille, Arzt in Paris, Haupterfinder der Zertrümmerung der Blasensteine, lebte 1830–32 in London u. machte 1837 eine Reise nach Rußland; er schr.: Cases of lithotrity, Land. 1831; Principles of lithotrity, ebd. 1831; Mém. sur la… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • lithotrite — /lith euh truyt /, n. Surg. an instrument for performing lithotrity. [1830 40; back formation from LITHOTRITY; see ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

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