lithotomy

[ li-thot-uh-mee ]
/ lɪˈθɒt ə mi /

noun, plural li·thot·o·mies.

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

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Origin of lithotomy

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, 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 forms of lithotomy

lithotomic (ˌlɪθəˈtɒmɪk) or lithotomical, adjectivelithotomist, noun

Word Origin for lithotomy

C18: via Late Latin from Greek, from litho- + -tomy
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Medical definitions for lithotomy

lithotomy
[ lĭ-thŏtə-mē ]

n.

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