lobotomy etymology

English word lobotomy comes from English balanephagous ((rare) Acorn-eating.), English dick, English lobe

Detailed word origin of lobotomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
balanephagous English (eng) (rare) Acorn-eating.
dick English (eng) (obsolete) A declaration. (uncommon, US, slang) A detective. (slang, vulgar) To mistreat or take advantage of somebody (with around).. (slang, vulgar) To waste time, to goof off (with around).. (slang, vulgar, of a man) To have sexual intercourse with. (countable, British, US, vulgar, slang, pejorative) A highly contemptible person.. (countable, and, uncountable, vulgar, slang) The penis.. [...]
lobe English (eng) (anatomy) A clear division of an organ that can be determined at the gross anatomy level, especially one of the parts of the brain, liver or lung.. (figure skating) A semicircular pattern left on the ice as the skater travels across it.. Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form.
lobotomy English (eng) A surgical operation on the frontal lobe of the brain intent on treating certain mental illnesses.. The severing of the prefrontal cortex from the thalamic region of the brain.. The severing of the sympathetic nerve trunk.

Words with the same origin as lobotomy

Descendants of balanephagous
Descendants of dick
Descendants of lobe
lobal lobation lobing lobule trilobite