hemispherectomy


hemi·spher·ec·to·my

noun \ˌhe-mi-sfi-ˈrek-tə-mē\
plural -mies

Definition of HEMISPHERECTOMY

:  surgical removal of a cerebral hemisphere

First Known Use of HEMISPHERECTOMY

circa 1941

hemi·spher·ec·to·my

noun \ˌhem-i-sfi-ˈrek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -mies

Medical Definition of HEMISPHERECTOMY

: surgical removal of a cerebral hemisphere (as to control severe epileptic seizures)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hemisphered
Previous Word in the Dictionary: hemisphere
All Words Near: hemispherectomy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up hemispherectomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More