[li-thot-uh-mee] /lɪˈθɒt ə mi/

noun, plural lithotomies.
surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.
noun (pl) -mies
the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder

1721, from Late Latin lithotomia, from Greek lithotomia, from lithos “stone” (see litho-) + -tomia “cutting” (see -tomy).

lithotomy li·thot·o·my (lĭ-thŏt’ə-mē)
Surgical removal of a calculus, especially from the urinary tract. Also called lithectomy.


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