lobotomy

noun lo·bot·o·my \ lō-ˈbä-tə-mē \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of lobotomy

plural lobotomies
: surgical severance of nerve fibers connecting the frontal lobes to the thalamus that has been performed especially formerly chiefly to treat mental illness

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International Scientific Vocabulary


LOBOTOMY Defined for English Language Learners

lobotomy

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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


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lobotomy

noun lo·bot·o·my \ lō-ˈbät-ə-mē \

medical Definition of lobotomy

plural lobotomies
: 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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