leucotomy


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leu·cot·o·my

(lōō-kŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Variant of leukotomy.

leu·kot·o·my

(lū-kot'ŏ-mē)
Incision into the white matter of the frontal lobe of the brain.
Synonym(s): leucotomy.
[leuko- + G. tomē, a cutting]
References in periodicals archive ?
Moniz, Egas (1994) "Prefrontal leucotomy in the treatment of mental disorders".
The leucotomy, carried out last month, was aimed at tackling her anorexia.