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lobotomy

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From Ancient Greek λοβός (lobós, lobe (of the brain)) + τομή (tomḗ, cut, slice).

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lobotomy (plural lobotomies)

  1. A surgical operation on the frontal lobe of the brain intent on treating certain mental illnesses.
  2. The severing of the prefrontal cortex from the thalamic region of the brain.
  3. The severing of the sympathetic nerve trunk.

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