hy·​po·​thal·​a·​mot·​o·​my ˌhī-pō-ˌthal-ə-ˈmät-ə-mē How to pronounce hypothalamotomy (audio)
plural hypothalamotomies
: psychosurgery in which lesions are made in the hypothalamus by a knife, ultrasonic energy, radiation, or electricity

Dictionary Entries Near hypothalamotomy

Cite this Entry

“Hypothalamotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypothalamotomy. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!