[lam-uh-nek-tuh-mee] /ˌlæm əˈnɛk tə mi/

noun, plural laminectomies.
the surgical removal of part of the posterior arch of a vertebra to provide access to the spinal canal, as for the excision of a ruptured disk.
noun (pl) -mies
surgical incision into the backbone to gain access to the spinal cord Also called rachiotomy

laminectomy lam·i·nec·to·my (lām’ə-něk’tə-mē)
Excision of a vertebral lamina. Also called rachiotomy.

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