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RHIZOTOMY

 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 


RHIZOTOMY (noun)


Sense 1rhizotomy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms

Classified under:

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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