leucotomy

leucotomy

[loo-kot-uh-mee]
noun, plural leucotomies. Chiefly British Surgery.

Origin:
1935–40; leuco- + -tomy

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leucotomy (luːˈkɒtəmɪ)
 
n
See also lobotomy the surgical operation of cutting some of the nerve fibres in the frontal lobes of the brain for treating intractable mental disorders
 
[C20: from leuco- (with reference to the white brain tissue) + -tomy]

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

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