- the surgical section or cutting of the spinal nerve roots, usually posterior or sensory roots, to eliminate pain.
Origin of rhizotomy
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- surgical incision into the roots of spinal nerves, esp for the relief of pain
- Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots, as for the relief of pain.radicotomy radiculectomy