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laminectomy

[lam-uh-nek-tuh-mee] /ˌlæm əˈnɛk tə mi/
noun, plural laminectomies.
1.
the surgical removal of part of the posterior arch of a vertebra to provide access to the spinal canal, as for the excision of a ruptured disk.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; lamin(a) + -ectomy
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laminectomy

/ˌlæmɪˈnɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical incision into the backbone to gain access to the spinal cord Also called rachiotomy
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laminectomy in Medicine

laminectomy lam·i·nec·to·my (lām'ə-něk'tə-mē)
n.
Excision of a vertebral lamina. Also called rachiotomy.

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