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Pronunciation: pi'e-lo-li-thot'o-me

Definition: Operative removal of a calculus from the kidney through an incision in the renal pelvis.

Synonym(s): pelvilithotomy, pelviolithotomy

[pyelo- + G. lithos, stone, + tome, incision]

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