[ lam-uh-nek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌlæm əˈnɛk tə mi /
noun, plural lam·i·nec·to·mies.
the surgical removal of part of the posterior arch of a vertebra to provide access to the spinal canal, as for the excision of a ruptured disk.
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Words nearby laminectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for laminectomy
/ (ˌlæmɪˈnɛktəmɪ) /
noun plural -mies
surgical incision into the backbone to gain access to the spinal cordAlso called: rachiotomy
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Medical definitions for laminectomy
[ lăm′ə-nĕk′tə-mē ]
Excision of a vertebral lamina.rachiotomy
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