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noun, plural ne·phrot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. incision into the kidney, as for the removal of a calculus.
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Origin of nephrotomy

From the New Latin word nephrotomia, dating back to 1690–1700. See nephro-, -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for nephrotomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into a kidney
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nephrotomy in Medicine


  1. An incision into the kidney.
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