Lobotomy vs Lobe - What's the difference?

lobotomy | lobe |

Lobotomy is a related term of lobe.


As nouns the difference between lobotomy and lobe

is that lobotomy is a surgical operation on the frontal lobe of the brain intent on treating certain mental illnesses while lobe is any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form.

lobotomy

English

Noun

(wikipedia lobotomy) (lobotomies)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * leucotomy

    lobe

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form.
  • (anatomy) A division of the brain.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=The yawning gap in neuroscientists’ understanding of their topic is in the intermediate scale of the brain’s anatomy. Science has a passable knowledge of how individual nerve cells, known as neurons, work. It also knows which visible lobes' and ganglia of the brain do what. But how the neurons are organised in these ' lobes and ganglia remains obscure.}}

    Hyponyms

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    Derived terms

    * ear lobe * frontal lobe * occipital lobe * parietal lobe * temporal lobe * trilobite

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