encephalectomy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

encephal- +‎ -ectomy

Noun[edit]

encephalectomy ‎(plural encephalectomies)

  1. Removal of the brain.
    • 2006, "Incorruptible virus protection", The Financial Express, 28 August 2006:
      Aside from thematic similarities, one other element common to most zombie movies is the scene where a soon-to-be encephalectomy victim spots a zombie, formerly a loved-one, and reasons "the power of our relationship will protect me", and therefore fails to flee.

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