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.
From Ancient Greek Î»Î¯Î¸Î¿Ï‚ (lithos, â€œstoneâ€) + Ï„ÎÎ¼Î½Ï‰ (temnÅ, â€œI cutâ€).