lithotrite









lithotrite


lithotrite [lith-uh-trahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Surgery.

  1. an instrument for performing lithotrity.

Origin of lithotrite 1830–40; back formation from lithotrity; see -ite1 Examples from the Web for lithotrite Historical Examples of lithotrite

  • Care must be taken not to catch the bladder-wall with the lithotrite.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1

    Various

  • But it is well known that they sometimes defy all lithotrite instruments, and compel us to have recourse to the knife.

    On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment

    Honor Bourguignon

  • The lithotrite has two blades, a “male” and a “female,” the latter fenestrated, the former solid with its surface notched.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1

    Various

  • This danger is avoided by raising the point of the lithotrite immediately after grasping the stone and before crushing.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1

    Various

  • lithotrite in Medicine lithotrite [lĭth′ə-trīt′] n.

    1. An instrument used to crush a stone present in the bladder or urethra.lithoclast

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