lobotomy

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noun lo·bot·o·my \lō-ˈbä-tə-mē\

Definition of lobotomy

plural

lobotomies

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

Origin and Etymology of lobotomy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1936


LOBOTOMY Defined for English Language Learners

lobotomy

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noun lo·bot·o·my \lō-ˈbä-tə-mē\

Definition of lobotomy for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

lobotomy

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noun lo·bot·o·my \lō-ˈbät-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of lobotomy

plural

lobotomies

  1. :  surgical severance of nerve fibers connecting the frontal lobes to the thalamus that has been performed especially formerly chiefly to treat mental illness—called also leukotomy; compare lobectomy



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