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mesencephalotomy mes·en·ceph·a·lot·o·my (měz'ěn-sěf'ə-lŏt'ə-mē, měs'-)
Surgical sectioning of any structure in the mesencephalon, especially of the pain-conducting tracts for the relief of unbearable pain.

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