prefrontal lobotomy

  1. Surgery. a psychosurgical procedure in which the frontal lobes are separated from the rest of the brain by cutting the connecting nerve fibers.

Origin of prefrontal lobotomy

First recorded in 1935–40
  • Also called frontal lobotomy, lobotomy.

Words Nearby prefrontal lobotomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use prefrontal lobotomy in a sentence

  • And there were still more radical procedures, prefrontal lobotomy for instance.

    The Sensitive Man | Poul William Anderson