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cordotomy

or chor·dot·o·my

[kawr-dot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural cor·dot·o·mies.
  1. spinal cord
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Origin of cordotomy

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cordotomy in Medicine

cordotomy

n.
  1. An operation on the spinal cord.
  2. Surgical division of tracts of the spinal cord, as for the relief of severe pain.
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