Origin of leucotomy
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- the surgical operation of cutting some of the nerve fibres in the frontal lobes of the brain for treating intractable mental disordersSee also lobotomy
C20: from leuco- (with reference to the white brain tissue) + -tomy
- Variant ofleukotomy
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