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[loh-bek-tuh-mee] /loʊˈbɛk tə mi/
noun, plural lobectomies. Surgery.
excision of a lobe of an organ or gland.
Origin of lobectomy
First recorded in 1910-15; lobe + -ectomy Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mies
surgical removal of a lobe from any organ or gland in the body, esp removal of tissue from the frontal lobe of the brain in an attempt to alleviate mental disorder
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lobectomy in Medicine

lobectomy lo·bec·to·my (lō-běk'tə-mē)
Excision of a lobe of an organ or a gland.

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