Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: lobotomy  lu'bó-tu-mee or low'bó-tu-mee
  1. Surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes
    - leukotomy [N. Amer], leucotomy [Brit], prefrontal lobotomy, prefrontal leukotomy, prefrontal leucotomy, frontal lobotomy

Derived forms: lobotomies

Type of: psychosurgery

Encyclopedia: Lobotomy