rhizotomy

noun
rhi·zot·o·my | \rī-ˈzä-tə-mē \
plural rhizotomies

Definition of rhizotomy 

: the operation of cutting the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots

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In May, her family traveled to Missouri where Maya underwent selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery with Dr. T.S. Park, one of the nation’s leading pediatric neurosurgeons and a pioneer of the surgery, according to the family's website. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "This Michigan girl, 4, with cerebral palsy just took her first steps," 6 July 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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rhizotomy

noun
rhi·zot·o·my | \rī-ˈzät-ə-mē \
plural rhizotomies

Medical Definition of rhizotomy 

: the operation of cutting the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots

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