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chordotomy

[kawr-dot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural chor·dot·o·mies.
  1. cordotomy.

Origin of chordotomy

cordotomy

or chor·dot·o·my

[kawr-dot-uh-mee]
noun, plural cor·dot·o·mies.
  1. the surgical severance of certain nerve fibers of the spinal cord to alleviate intractable pain.

Origin of cordotomy

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chordotomy in Medicine

chordotomy

(kôr-dŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Variant ofcordotomy

cordotomy

n.
  1. An operation on the spinal cord.
  2. Surgical division of tracts of the spinal cord, as for the relief of severe pain.