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noun, plural lo·bec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. excision of a lobe of an organ or gland.
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Origin of lobectomy

First recorded in 1910–15; lobe + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for lobectomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical removal of a lobe from any organ or gland in the body, esp removal of tissue from the frontal lobe of the brain in an attempt to alleviate mental disorder
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lobectomy in Medicine


  1. Excision of a lobe of an organ or a gland.
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