laminectomy

noun
lam·​i·​nec·​to·​my | \ ˌlam-ə-ˈnek-tə-mē How to pronounce laminectomy (audio) \
plural laminectomies

Medical Definition of laminectomy

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/laminectomy. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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