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Pronunciation: ko'le-sis'to-lith'o-trip-se

Definition: Fragmentation of a gallstone most commonly by the application of transcutaneously applied sonic energy focused on the stone.

[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + lithos, stone, + tripsis, a rubbing]

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