lithotomy [li-thot-uh-mee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural li·thot·o·mies.

  1. surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.

Origin of lithotomy 1715–25; Late Latin lithotomia Greek lithotomía. See litho-, -tomy Related formslith·o·tom·ic [lith-uh-tom-ik] /ˌlɪθ əˈtɒm ɪk/, lith·o·tom·i·cal, adjectiveli·thot·o·mist, noun Examples from the Web for lithotomy Historical Examples of lithotomy

  • Lithotomy cost 51 marks, or half of that if the patient died.

    An Epitome of the History of Medicine

    Roswell Park

  • The etherized patient, his bladder having been emptied, should be placed in the lithotomy position.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • Also was advised the extraction of diseased teeth; and the operation of lithotomy was described with considerable care.

    An Epitome of the History of Medicine

    Roswell Park

  • The work of lithotomy is not any longer regarded with the dread which formerly attended it.

    Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century


  • The patient must be tied up in lithotomy position on a table in the very best light that can be obtained.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

  • British Dictionary definitions for lithotomy lithotomy noun plural -mies

    1. the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder

    Derived Formslithotomic (ˌlɪθəˈtɒmɪk) or lithotomical, adjectivelithotomist, nounWord Origin for lithotomy C18: via Late Latin from Greek, from litho- + -tomy Word Origin and History for lithotomy n.

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

    lithotomy in Medicine lithotomy [lĭ-thŏt′ə-mē] n.

    1. Surgical removal of a calculus, especially from the urinary tract.lithectomy

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