Definition of Lithotomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of a stone (calculus).

Generic synonyms: Ablation, Cutting Out, Excision, Extirpation
Specialized synonyms: Cholelithotomy



Definition of Lithotomy

1. n. The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder.

Definition of Lithotomy

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lithotomy

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Medical Definition of Lithotomy

1. The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder. Origin: L. Lithotomia, Gr., cf. F. Lithotomie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lithotomy

lithospheres
lithospheric
lithostatic
lithostratigraphic
lithostratigraphy
lithotherapy
lithotint
lithotints
lithotome
lithotomes
lithotomic
lithotomical
lithotomies
lithotomist
lithotomists
lithotomy (current term)
lithotomy position
lithotresis
lithotripsies
lithotripsy
lithotripter
lithotripters
lithotriptic
lithotriptics
lithotriptist
lithotriptists
lithotriptor
lithotriptors
lithotriptoscopy
lithotrite

Literary usage of Lithotomy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"The mortality in 7628 recorded cases of lateral lithotomy collected by the author is 12 08 per cent. The mortality of the suprapubic operation, ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1868)
"lithotomy BY A SEMILUNAR EXTERNAL INCISION. By Sir WILLIAM FERGUSSON, FKS, Serjeant-Surgeon to the Queen. Without discussing the applicability of the one or ..."

3. The Surgical Diseases of the Genito-urinary Organs Including Syphilis by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1889)
"Relapse after lithotomy. IN the consideration of the treatment of stone, ... That lithotomy is an important operation, and eminently surgical, is undoubted ..."

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