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Pronunciation: pal'i-dek'to-me

Definition: Excision or destruction of the globus pallidus, usually by stereotaxy; a prefix may indicate the method used, chemopallidectomy (destruction by a chemical agent), cryopallidectomy (destruction by cold).

[pallidum + G. ektome, excision]

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