- 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..- suprapubic l. l. in which the bladder is entered by an incision immediately above the symphysis pubis. SYN: high l..
* * *li·thot·o·my lith-'ät-ə-mē n, pl -mies surgical incision of the urinary bladder for removal of a calculus
* * *n.the surgical removal of a stone (calculus) from the urinary tract. See nephrolithotomy, pyelolithotomy, ureterolithotomy.
* * *li·thot·o·my (lĭ-thotґə-me) [litho- + -tomy] 1. incision of a duct or organ for removal of a calculus. 2. cystolithotomy.
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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 — noun A surgical method for removal of calculi, (bolily stones formed inside certain hollow organs) such kidney stones and gallstones … Wiktionary
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