psychosurgery in which amygdaloid fibers that mediate limbic system activity are severed (in cases of extreme uncontrollable violence)
Hypernyms: ↑psychosurgery

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\\əˌmigdəˈlätəmē, -läd.-\ noun (-es)
Etymology: amygdala + -o- + -tomy
: destruction of part of the amygdala of the brain (as for the control of epilepsy) especially by surgical incision

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