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lobotomy

lobotomy

noun lo·bot·o·my \lō-ˈbä-tə-mē\

medical : an operation in which part of the brain is cut in order to treat some mental disorders

plural lo·bot·o·mies

Full Definition of LOBOTOMY

:  surgical severance of nerve fibers connecting the frontal lobes to the thalamus performed especially formerly for the relief of some mental disorders

Origin of LOBOTOMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1936

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lobotomy

noun lo·bot·o·my \lō-ˈbät-ə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lo·bot·o·mies

Medical Definition of LOBOTOMY

:  surgical severance of nerve fibers connecting the frontal lobes to the thalamus performed especially formerly for the relief of some mental disorders—called also leukotomy; compare lobectomy

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