Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stone so formed by nature as to appear as if cut by art.
  • n. An instrument used for cutting the bladder in operations for the stone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stone so formed by nature as to appear as if cut by art.
  • n. An instrument used for cutting the bladder in operations for the stone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral which in its rough state has the appearance of a cut gem.
  • n. In surgery, an improper name for a cystotome.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek cutting stone; compare French lithotome. (Wiktionary)

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