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leucotomy

[loo-kot-uh-mee] /luˈkɒt ə mi/
noun, plural leucotomies. Chiefly British Surgery
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; leuco- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for leucotomy

leucotomy

/luːˈkɒtəmɪ/
noun
1.
the surgical operation of cutting some of the nerve fibres in the frontal lobes of the brain for treating intractable mental disorders See also lobotomy
Word Origin
C20: from leuco- (with reference to the white brain tissue) + -tomy
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leucotomy in Medicine

leucotomy leu·cot·o·my (lōō-kŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Variant of leukotomy.

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