A surgical method for removal of calculi, (bolily stones formed inside certain hollow organs) such kidney stones and gallstones.

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  • Lithotomy — from Greek for lithos (stone) and thomos (cut), is a surgical method for removal of calculi, stones formed inside certain hollow organs, such as the bladder and kidneys (urinary calculus) and gallbladder (gallstones), that cannot exit naturally… …   Wikipedia

  • Lithotomy — Li*thot o*my, n. [L. lithotomia, Gr. ?: cf. F. lithotomie.] (Surg.) The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lithotomy — 1721, from L.L. lithotomia, from Gk. lithotomia, from lithos stone + tomia cutting (see TOMY (Cf. tomy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lithotomy — [li thät′ə mē] n. pl. lithotomies [LL lithotomia < Gr: see LITHO & TOMY] Surgery the surgical removal of a calculus, or mineral concretion, by cutting into the bladder lithotomic [lith΄ə täm′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • lithotomy — noun (plural mies) Etymology: Late Latin lithotomia, from Greek, from lithotomein to perform a lithotomy, from lith + temnein to cut more at tome Date: 1721 surgical incision of the urinary bladder for removal of a stone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lithotomy — lithotomic /lith euh tom ik/, lithotomical, adj. lithotomist, n. /li thot euh mee/, n., pl. lithotomies. surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct. [1715 25; < LL lithotomia < Gk lithotomía. See LITHO , TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • lithotomy — Cutting for stone; a cutting operation for the removal of a calculus, especially a vesical calculus. SYN: lithectomy. [litho + G. tome, incision] high l. SYN: suprapubic l.. lateral l. l. in which the perineum is incised to one …   Medical dictionary

  • lithotomy — 1) surgical operation to remove stones from the bladder Stones and Rocks 2) a quarry Stones and Rocks …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • lithotomy — n. surgical removal of stones from the body (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lithotomy — [lɪ θɒtəmi] noun surgical removal of a calculus (stone) from the bladder, kidney, or urinary tract. Derivatives lithotomist noun Origin C17: via late L. from Gk lithotomia (see litho , tomy) …   English new terms dictionary

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