lithotomy

[ li-thot-uh-mee ]
/ lɪˈθɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural li·thot·o·mies.

surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.

Nearby words

  1. lithosphere,
  2. lithospheric,
  3. lithostatic,
  4. lithostratigraphy,
  5. lithotomic,
  6. lithotomy position,
  7. lithotripsy,
  8. lithotripter,
  9. lithotriptic,
  10. lithotriptoscopy

Origin of lithotomy

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

Related formslith·o·tom·ic [lith-uh-tom-ik] /ˌlɪθ əˈtɒm ɪk/, lith·o·tom·i·cal, adjectiveli·thot·o·mist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lithotomy

lithotomy

/ (lɪˈθɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder
Derived Formslithotomic (ˌlɪθəˈtɒmɪk) or lithotomical, adjectivelithotomist, noun

Word Origin for lithotomy

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

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Word Origin and History for lithotomy

lithotomy

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for lithotomy

lithotomy

[ lĭ-thŏtə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of a calculus, especially from the urinary tract.lithectomy

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