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Medical Term:

lithotripsy

Pronunciation: lith'o-trip'se

Definition: The crushing of a stone in the renal pelvis, calyces, ureter, or bladder, by mechanical force, laser, or focused sound energy.

Synonym(s): lithotrity

[litho- + G. tripsis, a rubbing]

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