[lith-uh-trip-ter] /ˈlɪθ əˌtrɪp tər/

a device used for fragmenting kidney stones with ultrasound waves.
a machine that pulverizes kidney stones by ultrasound as an alternative to their surgical removal

lithotripter lith·o·trip·ter (lĭth’ə-trĭp’tər)
A device that pulverizes kidney stones by passing shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits. The procedure creates stone fragments small enough to be expelled in the urine.


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