rhizotomy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rhizotomy surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms
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Usage

In literature:

Sophocles, in the fragment of Rhizotomi, describes Hecates as crowned with oak leaves and serpents.
"Cultus Arborum" by Anonymous
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