lithotomy

[ li-thot-uh-mee ]

noun,plural li·thot·o·mies.
  1. surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.

Origin of lithotomy

1
1715–25; <Late Latin lithotomia<Greek lithotomía.See litho-, -tomy

Other words from lithotomy

  • lith·o·tom·ic [lith-uh-tom-ik], /ˌlɪθ əˈtɒm ɪk/, lith·o·tom·i·cal, adjective
  • li·thot·o·mist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lithotomy

lithotomy

/ (lɪˈθɒtəmɪ) /


nounplural -mies
  1. the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder

Origin of lithotomy

1
C18: via Late Latin from Greek, from litho- + -tomy

Derived forms of lithotomy

  • lithotomic (ˌlɪθəˈtɒmɪk) or lithotomical, adjective
  • lithotomist, noun

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