pinealectomy

noun

pi·​ne·​al·​ec·​to·​my ˌpī-nē-ə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce pinealectomy (audio)
pī-ˌnē-
: surgical removal of the pineal gland
pinealectomize transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinealectomy was in 1915

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“Pinealectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinealectomy. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

pinealectomy

noun
pi·​ne·​al·​ec·​to·​my ˌpī-nē-ə-ˈlek-tə-mē, pī-ˌnē-, ˌpin-ē- How to pronounce pinealectomy (audio)
plural pinealectomies
: surgical removal of the pineal gland
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