lobotomy[lō bät′ə mē]
- The definition of a lobotomy is a surgery where part of the brain is cut.
An example of a lobotomy is a surgery primarily used in history to treat psychosis.
a surgical operation in which a lobe of the brain, esp. the frontal lobe of the cerebrum, is cut into or across: now rarely used as a treatment for psychoses
Origin of lobotomy; from lobe + -tomy
Surgical incision into the frontal lobe of the brain to sever one or more nerve tracts, a technique formerly used to treat certain mental disorders but now rarely performed.
Origin of lobotomylobe + –tomy.
From Ancient Greek λοβός (lobos, “lobe (of the brain)”) + τομή (tome, “cut, slice”).