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cingulotomy

Pronunciation: sin'gyu-lot'o-me

Definition: Formerly, a unilateral or bilateral surgical excision of the anterior half of the cingulate gyrus, but now accomplished by electrolytic destruction of the anterior cingulate gyrus and callosum.

Synonym(s): cingulectomy

[cingulum + G. tome, a cutting]

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