noun, plural ne·phrot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision into the kidney, as for the removal of a calculus.

Origin of nephrotomy

From the New Latin word nephrotomia, dating back to 1690–1700. See nephro-, -tomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nephrotomy


noun plural -mies

surgical incision into a kidney
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nephrotomy in Medicine




An incision into the kidney.
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