lithectomy

lithectomy Surg.
(lɪˈθɛktəmɪ)
[f. Gr. λίθ-ος stone + εκ out + τοµία cutting.]
A proposed substitute for the inaccurate word lithotomy (Syd. Soc. Lex. 1889).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lithectomy — SYN: lithotomy. [litho + G. ektome, excision] * * * li·thec·to·my (lĭ thekґtə me) lithotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • hepatolithectomy — Removal of a calculus from the liver. [hepato + G. lithos, stone, + ektome, excision] * * * hep·a·to·li·thec·to·my (hep″ə to lĭ thekґtə me) [hepato + lithectomy] removal of a calculus from the liver …   Medical dictionary

  • lithotomy — Cutting for stone; a cutting operation for the removal of a calculus, especially a vesical calculus. SYN: lithectomy. [litho + G. tome, incision] high l. SYN: suprapubic l.. lateral l. l. in which the perineum is incised to one …   Medical dictionary

  • cystolithectomy — cys·to·li·thec·to·my (sis″to lĭ thekґtə me) [cysto + lithectomy] removal of a calculus from the urinary bladder; see cystolithotomy …   Medical dictionary

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