From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Lithotripsy \Lith"o*trip'sy\ (l[i^]th"[-o]*tr[i^]p's[y^]), noun [Litho- + Gr. tri'bein to rub, grind: cf. F. lithotripsie.] (Surg.) The operation of crushing a stone in the bladder or urethra to reduce it to particles small enough to be voided; lithotrity. It may be performed with an instrument called lithotriptor or lithotrite (also called a lithoclast); or, more recently, may be accomplished by devices using ultrasonic waves to fragment the stones.
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