topectomy

topectomy

[tuh-pek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural topectomies. Surgery.
excision of part of the cerebral cortex for the relief of unmanageable pain or especially as a treatment for certain mental disorders.

Origin:
top- + -ectomy

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topectomy to·pec·to·my (tə-pěk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of specific areas of the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex as a treatment for certain mental disorders. Also called corticectomy.

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