lam·​i·​nec·​to·​my ˌlam-ə-ˈnek-tə-mē How to pronounce laminectomy (audio)
plural laminectomies
: surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra (as to relieve compression of a spinal nerve root)
lumbar laminectomy

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“Laminectomy.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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