nephrotomy

[ nuh-frot-uh-mee ]
/ nəˈfrɒt ə mi /

noun, plural ne·phrot·o·mies.Surgery.

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

QUIZZES

FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Nourish your vocabulary with a refresher on the words from the week of September 14–20, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “blatherskite” mean?

Origin of nephrotomy

From the New Latin word nephrotomia, dating back to 1690–1700. See nephro-, -tomy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for nephrotomy

nephrotomy
/ (nɪˈfrɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical incision into a kidney
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for nephrotomy

nephrotomy
[ nə-frŏtə-mē ]

n.

An incision into the kidney.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.