tractotomy

[ trăk-tŏtə-mē ]

n.

Incision of a nerve tract in the brainstem or spinal cord, usually for the relief of pain.

Nearby words

  1. tractor,
  2. tractor feed,
  3. tractor pull,
  4. tractor-trailer,
  5. tractorfeed,
  6. tractrices,
  7. tractrix,
  8. tracy,
  9. tracy, spencer,
  10. trad


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