What does laminectomy mean?

Definitions for laminectomy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word laminectomy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laminectomy(noun)

    surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae


  1. laminectomy(Noun)

    The surgical procedure to remove the bony arch or lamina from one or more vertebrae.

  2. Origin: From lamina + -ectomy


  1. Laminectomy

    A laminectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina. At its most minimally invasive, the procedure requires only small skin incisions. The back muscles are pushed aside rather than cut and the parts of the vertebra adjacent to the lamina are left intact. Recovery occurs within a few days.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Laminectomy

    A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laminectomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laminectomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Images & Illustrations of laminectomy

  1. laminectomylaminectomylaminectomy

Translations for laminectomy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for laminectomy »


Find a translation for the laminectomy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these laminectomy definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"laminectomy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/laminectomy>.

Are we missing a good definition for laminectomy? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for laminectomy:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.