nephrolithotomy

nephrolithotomy

[nef-roh-li-thot-uh-mee]
noun, plural nephrolithotomies. Surgery.
incision or opening of a kidney pelvis for removal of a calculus.

Origin:
1840–50; nephrolith + -o- + -tomy

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nephrolithotomy neph·ro·li·thot·o·my (něf'rō-lĭ-thŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Incision into the kidney for the removal of a calculus.

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