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leucotome

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From leucotomy.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leucotome (plural leucotomes)

  1. (medicine) an instrument used to perform a leucotomy
    • 1970, JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition:
      All sorts of rubbish is lying in the sand: a typewriter with half the keys missing (he picks out fragmentary sentences, sometimes these seem to mean something), a smashed neurosurgical unit (he pockets a handful of leucotomes, useful for self-defence).