[ tuh-pek-tuh-mee ]
/ təˈpɛk tə mi /

noun, plural to·pec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of part of the cerebral cortex for the relief of unmanageable pain or especially as a treatment for certain mental disorders.

Origin of topectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for topectomy


[ tə-pĕktə-mē ]


Surgical removal of specific areas of the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex as a treatment for certain mental disorders.corticectomy

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