Definition of Trephination

1. Noun. An operation that removes a circular section of bone from the skull.




Definition of Trephination

1. Noun. the surgical procedure in which a hole is drilled in the skull and a circular piece of bone removed ¹

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Definition of Trephination

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trephination

1. Removal of a circular piece ("button") of cranium by a trephine. Synonym: trepanation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trephination

trenton period
treosulfan
trepan
trepanation
trepanations
trepaned
trepang
trepangs
trepaning
trepanned
trepanner
trepanners
trepanning
trepans
trepeget
trephination (current term)
trephinations
trephine
trephine biopsy
trephined
trephines
trephining
trephocyte
trephones
trepid
trepidancy
trepidant
trepidatio cordis
trepidation
trepidations

Literary usage of Trephination

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1. Transactions of the Society of Alumni of Bellevue Hospital by Bellevue Hospital Society of Alumni (1898)
"... OF THE CRANIAL VAULT ; LATE trephination. The patient, a man sixty years of age, ... trephination ..."

2. Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates: Proceedings of the First by Daniel T. Potts, Hasan Al Naboodah, Peter Hellyer (2003)
"trephination Three skulls showed defects resulting from trephination. ... In these cases, trephination can be regarded as a treatment in which sections of ..."

3. Roentgen diagnosis of diseases of the head by Arthur Schueller (1918)
"On November 2(ith, 1907, a temporal palliative trephination was performed by ... Palliative trephination undertaken in the clinic of von Eiselsberg had the ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Apathetic on the third day; stupor later; operation; trephination in both frontal regions disclosing ..."

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