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leucotomy

[ loo-kot-uh-mee ]
/ luˈkɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural leu·cot·o·mies.Chiefly British Surgery.
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Origin of leucotomy

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

leucotomy
/ (luːˈkɒtəmɪ) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for leucotomy

leucotomy
[ lōō-kŏtə-mē ]

n.
Variant ofleukotomy
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