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neurotomy

[ noo-rot-uh-mee, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒt ə mi, nyʊ- /
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noun, plural neu·rot·o·mies.Surgery.
the cutting of a nerve, as to relieve neuralgia.
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Origin of neurotomy

First recorded in 1695–1705; neuro- + -tomy

OTHER WORDS FROM neurotomy

neu·ro·tom·i·cal [noor-uh-tom-i-kuhl, nyoor-], /ˌnʊər əˈtɒm ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·rot·o·mist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for neurotomy

neurotomy
/ (njʊˈrɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies
the surgical cutting of a nerve, esp to relieve intractable pain

Derived forms of neurotomy

neurotomist, noun
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Medical definitions for neurotomy

neurotomy
[ nu-rŏtə-mē ]

n.
Surgical division of a nerve.
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