n. pl. li·thot·ri·ties
A surgical procedure to pulverize stones in the urinary bladder or urethra so that they can be passed out of the body in the urine.
[From lithotritor, lithotripter, alteration (influenced by Latin trītor, pounder, grinder) of obsolete lithotriptor; see LITHOTRIPTER.]
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