frontal lobotomy

frontal lobotomy
frontal lobotomy n PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMY

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  • frontal — [[t]frʌ̱nt(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Frontal means relating to or involving the front of something, for example the front of an army, a vehicle, or the brain. [FORMAL] Military leaders are not expecting a frontal assault by the rebels... He… …   English dictionary

  • lobotomy n — I d rather have a full bottle in front of me than have a full frontal lobotomy …   English expressions

  • lobotomy — n. (Med., Surgery) The surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain, by cutting into the brain. Syn: prefrontal lobotomy, prefrontal leucotomy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lobotomy — [lō bät′ə mē] n. pl. lobotomies [< LOBE + TOMY] a surgical operation in which a lobe of the brain, esp. the frontal lobe of the cerebrum, is cut into or across: now rarely used as a treatment for psychoses …   English World dictionary

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