[nef-roh-li-thot-uh-mee] /ˌnɛf roʊ lɪˈθɒt ə mi/

noun, plural nephrolithotomies. Surgery.
incision or opening of a kidney pelvis for removal of a calculus.

nephrolithotomy neph·ro·li·thot·o·my (něf’rō-lĭ-thŏt’ə-mē)
Incision into the kidney for the removal of a calculus.


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