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noun, plural to·pec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. excision of part of the cerebral cortex for the relief of unmanageable pain or especially as a treatment for certain mental disorders.
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Origin of topectomy

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topectomy in Medicine


  1. 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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