An instrument for performing leukotomy.

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leu·ko·tome or chiefly Brit leu·co·tome 'lü-kə-.tōm n a cannula through which a wire is inserted and used to cut the white matter in the brain in lobotomy

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leu·ko·tome (looґko-tōm) [leuko- + -tome] a neurosurgical tool consisting of a rigid shaft along which runs a thin metallic wire, formed into a loop at one end; the tool is inserted through a bur hole into the skull and rotated about its axis to cut tissue.

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