moniz


moniz

noun

  1. An·to·nio Ca·e·ta·no de A·bre·u Fre·i·re E·gas [ahntaw-nyoo kah-uhtah-noo duh uhbreoo fruheeruh ee-guh sh] /ɑ̃ˈtɔ nyʊ ˌkɑ əˈtɑ nʊ də əˈbrɛ ʊ frəˈi rə ˈi gəʃ/, 1874–1955, Portuguese neurosurgeon: Nobel prize 1949.

  1. Portuguese neurosurgeon. He shared a 1949 Nobel Prize for the development of prefrontal lobotomy as a radical treatment for severe psychoses.

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