noun (plural -mies) Etymology: New Latin (globus) pallidus structure within the corpus striatum, literally, pale globe + International Scientific Vocabulary -tomy Date: 1951 the surgical inactivation of a part of the basal ganglia in the treatment of involuntary movements (as in Parkinson's disease)

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