[ nef-roh-li-thot-uh-mee ]
/ ˌnɛf roʊ lɪˈθɒt ə mi /

noun, plural neph·ro·li·thot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision or opening of a kidney pelvis for removal of a calculus.

Origin of nephrolithotomy

First recorded in 1840–50; nephrolith + -o- + -tomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for nephrolithotomy


[ nĕf′rō-lĭ-thŏtə-mē ]


Incision into the kidney for the removal of a calculus.
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