lithotomy

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λίθος (líthos, stone) + τέμνω (témnō, I cut).

Noun[edit]

lithotomy (plural lithotomies)

  1. A surgical method for removal of calculi, (bolily stones formed inside certain hollow organs) such kidney stones and gallstones.

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