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Dictionary entry overview: What does rhizotomy mean?
• RHIZOTOMY (noun)
The noun RHIZOTOMY has 1 sense:
1. surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms
Familiarity information: RHIZOTOMY used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("rhizotomy" is a kind of...):
operation; surgery; surgical operation; surgical procedure; surgical process (a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body)
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