a psychosurgical procedure where the frontal lobes of the human brain were physically cut from the deeper grey matter centres which underlined them. This was usually part of treating mental illness however, contemporary medicines have left treatments such as this unnecessary.

LEUKOTOMY (LEUCOTOMY): "The leucotomy was a surgical procedure which cut the frontal lobes of the brain in a vain attempt to treat mental illness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LEUKOTOMY (LEUCOTOMY)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/leukotomy-leucotomy/ (accessed May 13, 2021).