leucotome


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leucotome

or

leukotome

n
(Surgery) a needle used in leucotomy
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Instead of a leucotome, Freeman used an actual icepick, which he would hammer through the corner of an eye socket using a mallet.
Other developments closely followed with the introduction of the leucotome, stereotactic frame, etc (37).
Moniz and Lima moved on to nineteen other patients, and began using a leucotome, an instrument that resembled an ice pick or probe.