hemispherectomy

noun
hemi·​spher·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌhe-mi-sfi-ˈrek-tə-mē How to pronounce hemispherectomy (audio) \
plural hemispherectomies

Definition of hemispherectomy

: surgical removal of a cerebral hemisphere

First Known Use of hemispherectomy

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemispherectomy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemispherectomy. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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hemispherectomy

noun
hemi·​spher·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌhem-i-sfi-ˈrek-tə-mē How to pronounce hemispherectomy (audio) \
plural hemispherectomies

Medical Definition of hemispherectomy

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

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