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Medical Term:

choledocholithotripsy

Pronunciation: ko-led'o-ko-lith'o-trip-se

Definition: Fragmentation of a gallstone in the common bile duct either by transcutaneous sonic energy or endoscopically directed laser.

Synonym(s): choledocholithotrity

[choledocho- + G. lithos, stone, + tripsis, rubbing]

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