from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cutting of the tonsils; excision of a portion of a tonsil.

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  • n. psychosurgery in which amygdaloid fibers that mediate limbic system activity are severed (in cases of extreme uncontrollable violence)


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  • Girls I Wouldn't Go Out With.

    January 27, 2010

  • Amy was always the most violent one in the Gdalotomy family.

    January 27, 2010

  • "In the 1950s, researchers believed that violent psychopaths could be treated by removing parts of their brain. Although lobotomies and amygdalotomies did

    seem to make the psychopaths less violent, the research was ambiguous and never followed up. By the 1970s, it had been abandoned."

    - Robert Matthews, Are you living with a socialised psychopath?, Focus Magazine, May 1994.

    January 27, 2010