/teuh pek"teuh mee/, n., pl. topectomies. Surg.
excision of part of the cerebral cortex for the relief of unmanageable pain or esp. as a treatment for certain mental disorders.

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  • topectomy — to·pec·to·my tə pek tə mē n, pl mies surgical excision of selected portions of the frontal cortex of the brain esp. for the relief of medically intractable epilepsy * * * to·pec·to·my (to pekґtə me) [top + ectomy] ablation of a small and… …   Medical dictionary

  • topectomy — n. surgical incision in the cortex of the brain for the purpose of relieving pain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • topectomy — to·pec·to·my …   English syllables

  • topectomy — təˈpektəmē, mi noun ( es) Etymology: top + ectomy : surgical removal of portions of the cortex of the frontal association area of the brain for the relief of mental disorders …   Useful english dictionary

  • frontal gyrectomy — topectomy …   Medical dictionary

  • corticectomy — Removal of a specific portion of the cerebral cortex. [cortic + G. ektome, excision] * * * cor·ti·cec·to·my (kor″tĭ sekґtə me) topectomy …   Medical dictionary

  • τοπεκτομή — η, Ν ιατρ. ψυχοχειρουργική επέμβαση που συνίσταται στην αφαίρεση ορισμένων περιοχών εγκεφαλικού φλοιού, εκτελούμενη αντί τής προμετωπιαίας λοβοτομής. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. topectomy < τόπος + εκτομή] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • top- — combining form or topo Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek, from topos more at topic …   Useful english dictionary

  • to|pec|to|mize — «tuh PEHK tuh myz», transitive verb, mized, miz|ing. to perform a topectomy on …   Useful english dictionary

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