lithotomy[li t̸hät′ə mē]
Surgery the surgical removal of a calculus, or mineral concretion, by cutting into the bladder
Origin of lithotomyLate Latin lithotomia ; from Gr: see litho- and amp; -tomy
Surgical removal of a stone or stones from the urinary tract.
- A surgical method for removal of calculi, (bolily stones formed inside certain hollow organs) such kidney stones and gallstones.
From Ancient Greek λίθος (lithos, “stone”) + τέμνω (temnō, “I cut”).