ultrasonic lithotripsy

ul·tra·son·ic lith·o·trip·sy

the demolition of calculi by high frequency sound waves.

ultrasonic lithotripsy

lithotripsy in which a rigid probe inserted to the site emits high-frequency sound waves to disintegrate the calculus.

ul·tra·son·ic lith·o·tripsy

(ŭl'tră-son'ik lith'ō-trip-sē)
The demolition of calculi by high-frequency sound waves.
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