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lithotriptor, lithotripter (s) (noun); lithotriptors, lithotripters (pl)
A device for breaking up renal calculi (kidney stones): A lithotripter administers a high-energy shock wave that disintegrates stones which are then passed out in the urine.
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percutaneous ultrasonic lithotriptor
A device that uses ultrasound to break up kidney stones and gallstones.
The sound waves are applied to the outside of the body and penetrate to the calculi.