myelotomy

noun

my·​e·​lot·​o·​my ˌmī-ə-ˈlät-ə-mē How to pronounce myelotomy (audio)
plural myelotomies
: surgical incision of the spinal cord
especially : section of crossing nerve fibers at the midline of the spinal cord and especially of sensory fibers for the relief of intractable pain

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“Myelotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myelotomy. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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