Lithotomical

lithotomy

[li-thot-uh-mee]
noun, plural lithotomies.
surgery to remove one or more stones from an organ or duct.

Origin:
1715–25; < Late Latin lithotomia < Greek lithotomía. See litho-, -tomy

lithotomic [lith-uh-tom-ik] , lithotomical, adjective
lithotomist, noun
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lithotomy (lɪˈθɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
the surgical removal of a calculus, esp one in the urinary bladder
 
[C18: via Late Latin from Greek, from litho- + -tomy]
 
lithotomic
 
adj
 
litho'tomical
 
adj
 
li'thotomist
 
n

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lithotomy
1721, from L.L. lithotomia, from Gk. lithotomia, from lithos "stone" + -tomia "cutting" (see -tomy).
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lithotomy li·thot·o·my (lĭ-thŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of a calculus, especially from the urinary tract. Also called lithectomy.

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