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LOBOTOMY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lobotomy mean? 

LOBOTOMY (noun)
  The noun LOBOTOMY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: LOBOTOMY used as a noun is very rare.


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LOBOTOMY (noun)


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Meaning:

Surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

frontal lobotomy; leucotomy; leukotomy; lobotomy; prefrontal leucotomy; prefrontal leukotomy; prefrontal lobotomy

Hypernyms ("lobotomy" is a kind of...):

psychosurgery (brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lobotomy"):

transorbital lobotomy (a method of performing prefrontal lobotomy in which the surgical knife is inserted above the eyeball and moved to cut brain fibers)


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