choledocholithotomy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From choledoch +‎ -o- +‎ lithotomy.

Noun[edit]

choledocholithotomy (plural choledocholithotomies)

  1. (medicine) The removal of the gallstone from the bile duct in a case of choledocholithiasis.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 578:
      Two months later, he opened the duct of another patient and took out gallstones – the first choledocholithotomy.