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
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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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