leukotomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1937 lobotomy

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  • leukotomy — [loo kät′ə mē] n. pl. leukotomies LOBOTOMY …   English World dictionary

  • leukotomy — noun surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes • Syn: ↑lobotomy, ↑leucotomy, ↑prefrontal lobotomy, ↑prefrontal leukotomy, ↑prefrontal leucotomy,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leukotomy — /looh kot euh mee/, n., pl. leukotomies. Chiefly Brit. Surg. See prefrontal lobotomy. [1935 40; LEUKO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • leukotomy — noun lobotomy …   Wiktionary

  • leukotomy — Incision into the white matter of the frontal lobe of the brain. [leuko + G. tome, a cutting] prefrontal l. SYN: prefrontal lobotomy. transorbital l. SYN: transorbital lobotomy. * * * leu·kot·o·my or chiefly Brit leu·cot·o·my lü kät ə mē …   Medical dictionary

  • leukotomy — n. prefrontal lobotomy, surgical procedure in which the nerve fibers between the frontal lobes and the rest of the brain are severed (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Leukotomy —    See Lobotomy …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • frontal leukotomy — n PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMY …   Medical dictionary

  • prefrontal leukotomy — n PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMY …   Medical dictionary

  • prefrontal leukotomy — noun surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes • Syn: ↑lobotomy, ↑leukotomy, ↑leucotomy, ↑prefrontal lobotomy, ↑prefrontal leucotomy, ↑frontal… …   Useful english dictionary

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