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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.
Dictionary entry details
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Surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes
Nouns denoting acts or actions
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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