[ kawr-dot-uh-mee ]
/ kɔrˈdɒt ə mi /
noun, plural cor·dot·o·mies.
the surgical severance of certain nerve fibers of the spinal cord to alleviate intractable pain.
- cordon bleu,
- cordon sanitaire,
- corduroy road
Origin of cordotomy
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An operation on the spinal cord.
Surgical division of tracts of the spinal cord, as for the relief of severe pain.
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