Removal of the pineal body. [pineal + G. ektome, excision]

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pi·ne·al·ec·to·my .pī-nē-ə-'lek-tə-mē, pī-.nē-, .pin-ē- n, pl -mies surgical removal of the pineal gland

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pin·e·al·ec·to·my (pin″e-əl-ekґtə-me) [pineal body + -ectomy] excision of the pineal body.

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