lithotomy


li·thot·o·my

noun \li-ˈthä-tə-mē\
plural li·thot·o·mies

Definition of LITHOTOMY

:  surgical incision of the urinary bladder for removal of a stone

Origin of LITHOTOMY

Late Latin lithotomia, from Greek, from lithotomein to perform a lithotomy, from lith- + temnein to cut — more at tome
First Known Use: 1721

li·thot·o·my

noun \lith-ˈät-ə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural li·thot·o·mies

Medical Definition of LITHOTOMY

: surgical incision of the urinary bladder for removal of a calculus

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