Definition of rhizotomy in English:

rhizotomy

noun

  • 1historical, rare Medical herbalism or botany. Compare rhizotomist .

  • 2Surgery
    Surgical division of a spinal nerve root, typically to relieve pain or spasticity; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From rhizo- + -tomy.

Pronunciation

rhizotomy

/rʌɪˈzɒtəmi/