leucotomy

[loo-kot-uh-mee]

Origin of leucotomy

First recorded in 1935–40; leuco- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for leucotomy

leucotomy

noun
  1. the surgical operation of cutting some of the nerve fibres in the frontal lobes of the brain for treating intractable mental disordersSee also lobotomy

Word Origin for leucotomy

C20: from leuco- (with reference to the white brain tissue) + -tomy
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leucotomy in Medicine

leucotomy

[lōō-kŏtə-mē]
n.
  1. Variant ofleukotomy
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