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[lith-uh-trahyt] /ˈlɪθ əˌtraɪt/

noun, Surgery.
an instrument for performing lithotrity.

lithotrite lith·o·trite (lĭth’ə-trīt’)
An instrument used to crush a stone present in the bladder or urethra. Also called lithoclast.


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