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neurectomy

[noo-rek-tuh-mee, nyoo-]
noun, plural neu·rec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for neurectomy

Historical Examples

  • There are few cases then, where neurectomy is materially helpful.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • It is this nerve which is divided in the low operation of neurectomy.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • In that case, neurectomy must necessarily be performed again.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • No neurectomy should be undertaken unless this contingency has been allowed for.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • Criticised in this way, is the operation of neurectomy justifiable?

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks


British Dictionary definitions for neurectomy

neurectomy

noun plural -mies
  1. the surgical removal of a nerve segment
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neurectomy in Medicine

neurectomy

(nu-rĕktə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical removal of a nerve or part of a nerve.
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