lithotomy [li-thot-uh-mee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural li·thot·o·mies.
- surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.
Origin of lithotomy 1715–25; Late Latin lithotomia Greek lithotomía. See, 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.
The etherized patient, his bladder having been emptied, should be placed in the lithotomy position.
Also was advised the extraction of diseased teeth; and the operation of lithotomy was described with considerable care.
The work of lithotomy is not any longer regarded with the dread which formerly attended it.
The patient must be tied up in lithotomy position on a table in the very best light that can be obtained.
British Dictionary definitions for lithotomy lithotomy noun plural -mies
- 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) + -tomia “cutting” (see ).
lithotomy in Medicine lithotomy [lĭ-thŏt′ə-mē] n.
- Surgical removal of a calculus, especially from the urinary tract.lithectomy