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lithotomy

noun

li·​thot·​o·​my


| \li-ˈthä-tə-mē

\

plural lithotomies

Definition of lithotomy 

: surgical incision of the urinary bladder for removal of a stone

First Known Use of lithotomy

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lithotomy

Late Latin lithotomia, from Greek, from lithotomein to perform a lithotomy, from lith- + temnein to cut — more at tome

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lithotomy

noun

li·​thot·​o·​my


| \lith-ˈät-ə-mē

\

plural lithotomies

Medical Definition of lithotomy 

: surgical incision of the urinary bladder for removal of a calculus

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lith

[lith]
noun British Dialect.
  1. an arm or leg; limb.
  2. a joint, as of the finger.
  3. a segment, as of an orange.
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Origin of lith

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, Old High German lid, Old Norse lithr, Gothic lithus limb, member; akin to German Glied

Lith.

  1. Lithuania.
  2. Also Lith Lithuanian.

lith-

  1. variant of litho- before a vowel: lithic.

-lith

  1. a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith).
Compare -lite .

Origin of -lith

see origin at litho-

lith.

  1. lithograph.
  2. lithographic.
  3. lithography.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of lith

  • Accounts of the expedition are given by Khf Khn, i, 47 and Firishta, lith.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • What can it do to me, who am a man of lith and limb, and have by my side my father’s sword?

    The Monastery

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Lithagogue, lith′a-gog, adj. expelling stone from the bladder or kidneys.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

    Various

  • Litharge, lith′rj, n. the semi-vitrified oxide of lead separated from silver in refining.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

    Various

  • Lithoclast, lith′o-klast, n. an instrument for crushing bladder-stones.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for lith

Lith.

abbreviation for
  1. Lithuania(n)

-lith

n combining form
  1. indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite

Word Origin for -lith

from Greek lithos stone
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lith
n.

“joint, limb,” Old English liþ “limb, member, joint,” cognate with Old Frisian lith, Dutch lid, Old High German lid, Old Norse liðr, Gothic liþus, German glied “limb, member.”

-lith

word-forming element meaning “stone, rock,” from Modern Latin -lithus or French -lithe (see -lith ).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

lith in Medicine

-lith

suff.
  1. Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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  1. literatim
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  10. litharge
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