lithotome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek cutting stone; compare French lithotome.

Noun[edit]

lithotome (plural lithotomes)

  1. A stone so formed by nature as to appear as if cut by art.
  2. (surgery) An instrument used for cutting the bladder in operations for the stone.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.