Lithotriptic \Lith`o*trip"tic\ (l[i^]th`[-o]*tr[i^]p"t[i^]k), a. & n. Same as {Lithontriptic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • lithotriptic — 1. Relating to lithotripsy. 2. An agent that effects the dissolution of a calculus. * * * litho·trip·tic (lithґo trip″tik) 1. pertaining to lithotripsy. 2. causing or producing lithotripsy. 3. an agent that causes lithotripsy …   Medical dictionary

  • lithotriptic — adj. of or pertaining to lithotripsy, of the crushing of kidney stones using a lithotripter (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lithotriptic — variant of lithontriptic …   Useful english dictionary

  • lithotripsy — [ lɪθəˌtrɪpsi] noun Surgery a treatment using ultrasound to shatter a calculus (stone) so that it can be passed out by the body. Derivatives lithotripter (also lithotriptor) noun lithotriptic adjective Origin C19: from litho + Gk tripsis rubbing …   English new terms dictionary

  • lithotritor — ˈlithəˌtrīd.ə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: alteration (influenced by Latin tritor one that rubs) of earlier lithotriptor, from lithotriptic + or : lithotrite …   Useful english dictionary

  • lithotripsy — n. (pl. ies) a treatment using ultrasound to shatter a stone in the bladder into small particles that can be passed through the urethra. Derivatives: lithotripter n. lithotriptic adj. Etymology: LITHO + Gk tripsis rubbing f. tribo rub …   Useful english dictionary

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