the operation of cutting into a lobe, as of the brain or the lung.
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How to use lobotomy in a sentence
“The owners have basically given us a lobotomy; they have removed our memory,” he says.How the Newspaper Business Became a ‘F**king Disgrace’ | Lloyd Grove | December 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And there were still more radical procedures, prefrontal lobotomy for instance.The Sensitive Man | Poul William Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for lobotomy
a surgical incision into a lobe of any organ
Also called: prefrontal leucotomy a surgical interruption of one or more nerve tracts in the frontal lobe of the brain: used in the treatment of intractable mental disorders
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Scientific definitions for lobotomy
Surgical incision into the frontal lobe of the brain to sever one or more nerve tracts, a technique formerly used to treat certain psychiatric disorders but now rarely performed.
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Cultural definitions for lobotomy
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