rhizotomy[rī zät′ə mē]
rhizotomy definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. rhizotomies
a surgical cutting of the spinal nerve roots, esp. of the posterior nerves, as for relieving pain
Origin: rhizo- plush -tomy
rhizotomy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. rhi·zot·o·mies
Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots to relieve pain or hypertension.
rhizotomy - Medical Definition
Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots, as for the relief of pain. Also called radicotomy, radiculectomy.