Excision of a segment of a nerve. SYN: neuroectomy. [neur- + G. ektome, excision]
- presacral n. cutting of the presacral nerve to relieve severe dysmenorrhea. SYN: Cotte operation, presacral sympathectomy.
- retrogasserian n. SYN: trigeminal rhizotomy.

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neu·rec·to·my n(y)u̇-'rek-tə-mē n, pl -mies the surgical excision of part of a nerve

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the surgical removal of the whole or part of a nerve.

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neu·rec·to·my (n-rekґtə-me) [neur- + -ectomy] the excision of a part of a nerve.

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