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mesencephalotomy in Medicine

mesencephalotomy

(mĕz′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical sectioning of any structure in the mesencephalon, especially of the pain-conducting tracts for the relief of unbearable pain.
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