[ rahy-zot-uh-mee ]
/ raɪˈzɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural rhi·zot·o·mies.Surgery.
the surgical section or cutting of the spinal nerve roots, usually posterior or sensory roots, to eliminate pain.
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British Dictionary definitions for rhizotomy
/ (raɪˈzɒtəmɪ) /
noun plural -mies
surgical incision into the roots of spinal nerves, esp for the relief of pain
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Medical definitions for rhizotomy
[ rī-zŏt′ə-mē ]
Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots, as for the relief of pain.radicotomy radiculectomy
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