hemispherectomy

noun hemi·spher·ec·to·my \ ˌhe-mi-sfi-ˈrek-tə-mē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of hemispherectomy

plural hemispherectomies
: surgical removal of a cerebral hemisphere

First Known Use of hemispherectomy

circa 1941

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hemispherectomy

noun hemi·spher·ec·to·my \ ˌhem-i-sfi-ˈrek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of hemispherectomy

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

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