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neurectomy

[ noo-rek-tuh-mee, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɛk tə mi, nyʊ- /
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noun, plural neu·rec·to·mies.Surgery.
the removal of part or all of a nerve.
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Origin of neurectomy

First recorded in 1855–60; neur- + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for neurectomy

neurectomy
/ (njʊˈrɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies
the surgical removal of a nerve segment
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Medical definitions for neurectomy

neurectomy
[ nu-rĕktə-mē ]

n.
Surgical removal of a nerve or part of a nerve.
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