Lithotome

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lithotome A stone so formed by nature as to appear as if cut by art.
    • Lithotome (Surg) An instrument used for cutting the bladder in operations for the stone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lithotome A mineral which in its rough state has the appearance of a cut gem.
    • n lithotome In surgery, an improper name for a cystotome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lithotome a mineral resembling a cut gem: a cystotome
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. cutting stones; li`qos stone + to cut: cf. F. lithotome,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. lithos, a stone, tomē, a cutting—temnein, to cut.