axotomy

noun
ax·​ot·​o·​my | \ ak-ˈsät-ə-mē How to pronounce axotomy (audio) \
plural axotomies

Medical Definition of axotomy

: the cutting or severing of a neuron's axon

Other Words from axotomy

axotomized \ -​mīzd How to pronounce axotomized (audio) \ adjective

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“Axotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/axotomy. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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