noun, plural li·thot·o·mies.
surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.
Origin of lithotomy
1715–25;Related formslith·o·tom·ic [lith-uh-tom-ik] /ˌlɪθ əˈtɒm ɪk/, lith·o·tom·i·cal, adjectiveli·thot·o·mist, noun
< Late Latin lithotomia
< Greek lithotomía.
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noun plural -mies
Derived Formslithotomic (ˌlɪθəˈtɒmɪk) or lithotomical, adjectivelithotomist, noun
the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder
Word Origin for lithotomy
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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Surgical removal of a calculus, especially from the urinary tract.lithectomy
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