leukotomy[lo̵o kät′ə mē]
leukotomy definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. leukotomies
leukotomy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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also leu·cot·o·mynoun pl. leu·kot·o·mies also leu·cot·o·mies Chiefly British
A prefrontal lobotomy.
Origin: leuko- (referring to the white matter of the brain) + -tomy.
leukotomy - Medical Definition
Incision into the white matter of the frontal lobe of the brain.