lithotrite [lith-uh-trahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Surgery.
- an instrument for performing lithotrity.
Origin of lithotrite 1830–40; back formation from; see Examples from the Web for lithotrite Historical Examples of lithotrite
Care must be taken not to catch the bladder-wall with the lithotrite.
But it is well known that they sometimes defy all lithotrite instruments, and compel us to have recourse to the knife.
The lithotrite has two blades, a “male” and a “female,” the latter fenestrated, the former solid with its surface notched.
This danger is avoided by raising the point of the lithotrite immediately after grasping the stone and before crushing.
lithotrite in Medicine lithotrite [lĭth′ə-trīt′] n.
- An instrument used to crush a stone present in the bladder or urethra.lithoclast