[ sahy-koh-sur-juh-ree ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈsɜr dʒə ri /
treatment of mental disorders by means of brain surgery.
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OTHER WORDS FROM psychosurgerypsy·cho·sur·geon [sahy-koh-sur-juhn], /ˌsaɪ koʊˈsɜr dʒən/, nounpsy·cho·sur·gi·cal [sahy-koh-sur-ji-kuhl], /ˌsaɪ koʊˈsɜr dʒɪ kəl/, adjective
Words nearby psychosurgery
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British Dictionary definitions for psychosurgery
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ) /
any surgical procedure on the brain, such as a frontal lobotomy, to relieve serious mental disorders
Derived forms of psychosurgerypsychosurgical (ˌsaɪkəʊˈsɜːdʒɪkəl), adjective
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Medical definitions for psychosurgery
[ sī′kō-sûr′jə-rē ]
Brain surgery used to treat severe, intractable mental or behavioral disorders.
Other words from psychosurgerypsy′cho•sur′geon (-sûr′jən) n.
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