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[li-thot-uh-mee] /lɪˈθɒt ə mi/
noun, plural lithotomies.
surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.
Origin of lithotomy
1715-25; < Late Latin lithotomia < Greek lithotomía. See litho-, -tomy
Related forms
[lith-uh-tom-ik] /ˌlɪθ əˈtɒm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
lithotomical, adjective
lithotomist, noun Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mies
the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder
Derived Forms
lithotomic (ˌlɪθəˈtɒmɪk), lithotomical, adjective
lithotomist, noun
Word Origin
C18: via Late Latin from Greek, from litho- + -tomy
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Word Origin and History for lithotomy

1721, from Late Latin lithotomia, from Greek lithotomia, from lithos "stone" (see litho-) + -tomia "cutting" (see -tomy).

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lithotomy in Medicine

lithotomy li·thot·o·my (lĭ-thŏt'ə-mē)
Surgical removal of a calculus, especially from the urinary tract. Also called lithectomy.

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