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Related to leukotomy: leucotomy
leu·kot·o·myalso leu·cot·o·my (lo͞o-kŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. leu·kot·o·mies also leu·cot·o·mies Chiefly British
A prefrontal lobotomy.
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|Noun||1.||leukotomy - surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes|
frontal lobotomy, leucotomy, lobotomy, prefrontal leucotomy, prefrontal leukotomy, prefrontal lobotomy
psychosurgery - brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems
transorbital lobotomy - a method of performing prefrontal lobotomy in which the surgical knife is inserted above the eyeball and moved to cut brain fibers