lithotomy

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noun li·thot·o·my \li-ˈthä-tə-mē\

Definition of lithotomy

plural

lithotomies

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

Origin and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

lithotomy

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noun li·thot·o·my \lith-ˈät-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of lithotomy

plural

lithotomies

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


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