callosumectomy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

corpus callosum +‎ -ectomy

Noun[edit]

callosumectomy (plural callosumectomies)

  1. (rare) The surgical removal of the corpus callosum; splitting the brain into two halves.
    • 1998, Rosemary Strasser, The avian hippocampal formation and spatial cognition[1]:
      which allows a researcher to examine lateralization in many bird species without any surgical manipulations such as callosumectomy in mammalian systems.

Usage notes[edit]

More often referred to as a (total) section of the corpus callosum.