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lobotomy

noun [C] uk   /ləˈbɒt.ə.mi/  us   /-ˈbɑː.t̬ə-/ (UK also leucotomy)
a medical operation in which cuts are made in or near the front part of the brain, used in the past for the treatment of severe mental problems
Translations of “lobotomy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 腦白質切斷手術,腦葉切除手術…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脑白质切断手术,脑叶切除手术…
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