lobectomy

[loh-bek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural lobectomies. Surgery.
excision of a lobe of an organ or gland.

Origin:
1910–15; lobe + -ectomy

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lobectomy (ləʊˈbɛktəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
surgical removal of a lobe from any organ or gland in the body, esp removal of tissue from the frontal lobe of the brain in an attempt to alleviate mental disorder

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lobectomy lo·bec·to·my (lō-běk'tə-mē)
n.
Excision of a lobe of an organ or a gland.

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Removal of one of the lobes of the lung is called lobectomy.
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