neurotomy

[ noo-rot-uh-mee, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒt ə mi, nyʊ- /

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 [noo r-uh-tom-i-kuh l, nyoo r-] /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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