Excision of a cerebral gyrus. [G. gyros, ring, + ektome, excision]

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gy·rec·to·my jī-'rek-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical excision of a cerebral gyrus

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gy·rec·to·my (ji-rekґtə-me) excision or resection of a cerebral gyrus, or of a portion of the cerebral cortex.

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  • gyrectomy — /juy rek teuh mee/, n., pl. gyrectomies. Surg. excision of a cerebral gyrus. [1945 50; GYR(US) + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

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