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nephrotomy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nephrotomy incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nephrotomy (Surg) Extraction of stone from the kidney by cutting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nephrotomy In surgery, the operation of incising the kidney, as for the extraction of a calculus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nephrotomy the operation of excising the kidneys
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. nefro`s a kidney + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. n├ęphrotomie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nephros, a kidney, algos, pain.