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neurotomy

[noo-rot-uh-mee, nyoo-]
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noun, plural neu·rot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. the cutting of a nerve, as to relieve neuralgia.

Origin of neurotomy

First recorded in 1695–1705; neuro- + -tomy
Related formsneu·ro·tom·i·cal [noo r-uh-tom-i-kuh l, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈtɒm ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·rot·o·mist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • In 1819 Professor Sewell announced himself as the originator of neurotomy.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • The opponents of neurotomy were, probably, not aware that there is in progression a muscular as well as a tactile sense.'

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • Neurotomy, nū-rot′om-i, n. the cutting or dissection of a nerve.


British Dictionary definitions for neurotomy

neurotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. the surgical cutting of a nerve, esp to relieve intractable pain
Derived Formsneurotomist, noun
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neurotomy in Medicine

neurotomy

(nu-rŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical division of a nerve.
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