1. laminectomy

noun. surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae.


  • cutting out
  • ablation
  • extirpation

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Sentences with laminectomy

1. Noun, singular or mass
When the neurofibrama is putting pressure on the spine, a laminectomy to remove a portion of the vertebral bone may be necessary.

2. Adjective
The laminectomy process removes bones overlaying the spinal canal that cause the canal to become enlarged.