rhizotomy

[ rahy-zot-uh-mee ]
/ raɪˈzɒt ə mi /

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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Origin of rhizotomy

First recorded in 1910–15; rhizo- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for rhizotomy

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

rhizotomy
[ rī-zŏtə-mē ]

n.

Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots, as for the relief of pain.radicotomy radiculectomy
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