from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra.
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- n. The surgical procedure to remove the bony arch or lamina from one or more vertebrae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, exsection of the laminæ of one or more of the vertebræ to relieve pressure upon the spinal cord.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae
From lamina + -ectomy (Wiktionary)