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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A prefrontal lobotomy.

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  • n. lobotomy

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  • n. surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

leuko- (referring to the white matter of the brain) + -tomy.

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