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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: lobe + -tomy 'cutting' (from Modern Latin -tomia, from Greek temnein 'to cut')

lobotomy

noun
     
Related topics: Hospital
lo‧bot‧o‧my plural lobotomies [countable]
MH a medical operation to remove part of someone's brain in order to treat their mental problems
lobotomize verb [transitive]

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