cholecystotomy [koh-luh-si-stot-uh-mee, kol-uh-] Word Origin noun, plural cho·le·cys·tot·o·mies. Surgery.

  1. incision of the gallbladder.

Origin of cholecystotomy First recorded in 1875–80; chole- + cysto- + -tomy cholecystotomy in Medicine cholecystotomy [kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏt′tə-mē] n.

  1. Incision into the gallbladder.

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