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rhizotomy

noun rhi·zot·o·my \rī-ˈzä-tə-mē\
plural rhi·zot·o·mies

Definition of RHIZOTOMY

:  the operation of cutting the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots
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Origin of RHIZOTOMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1911
Medical Dictionary

rhizotomy

noun rhi·zot·o·my \rī-ˈzät-ə-mē\
plural rhi·zot·o·mies

Medical Definition of RHIZOTOMY

:  the operation of cutting the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots

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