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lithotrite (s) (noun), lithotrites (pl)
A surgical instrument designed to smash or to fragment stones; such as might be found in the bladder, and thereby facilitate spontaneous or operative removal: A lithotrite makes it possible to urinate minute particles through the urethra.
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electrohydraulic lithotrite
1. A lithotrite in which the the kidney stones are broken up into small pieces in which such action is powered by an electrical pulse generator.
2. An instrument for crushing calculi (lithoclast or lithotripsy) used to treat renal calculi (kidney stones) in which powerful ultrasonic shock waves are focused on the stones, thereby breaking them into small fragments which can be excreted and so avoid the need for surgery.