pedunculotomy

pe·dun·cu·lot·o·my

(pe-dŭng'kyū-lot'ŏ-mē),
1. A total or partial section of a cerebral peduncle.
2. A mesencephalic pyramidal tractotomy.
[peduncle + G. tomē, incision]
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pedunculotomy

(pĭ-dŭng′kyə-lŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Total or partial surgical section of the cerebral peduncle.
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pe·dun·cu·lot·o·my

(pĕ-dŭngk'yū-lot'ŏ-mē)
1. A total or partial section of a cerebral peduncle.
2. A mesencephalic pyramidal tractotomy.
[peduncle + G. tomē, incision]
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