[ kee-moh-pal-i-dek-tuh-mee, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊˌpæl ɪˈdɛk tə mi, ˌkɛm oʊ- /

noun, plural che·mo·pal·li·dec·to·mies. Surgery.

an operation for treating Parkinson's disease and certain other diseases characterized by muscular rigidity, consisting of destroying a specific part of the corpus striatum by injecting it with a chemical, usually alcohol.

Nearby words

  1. chemoluminescence,
  2. chemonasty,
  3. chemonite,
  4. chemonucleolysis,
  5. chemoorganotroph,
  6. chemoprevention,
  7. chemoprophylaxis,
  8. chemoprotection,
  9. chemoreception,
  10. chemoreceptor

Origin of chemopallidectomy

chemo- + New Latin pallid(um) a muscle (noun use of neuter of Latin pallidus pale) + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019