Definition of Trephine

1. Noun. A surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull.

Exact synonyms: Trepan
Generic synonyms: Surgical Instrument
Derivative terms: Trepan



2. Verb. Operate on with a trephine.
Generic synonyms: Operate, Operate On
Derivative terms: Trephination

Definition of Trephine

1. n. An instrument for trepanning, being an improvement on the trepan. It is a circular or cylindrical saw, with a handle like that of a gimlet, and a little sharp perforator called the center pin.

2. v. t. To perforate with a trephine; to trepan.

Definition of Trephine

1. Noun. (medicine) A surgical instrument used to remove a circular section of bone from the skull; a trepan. ¹

2. Verb. To use a trephine during surgery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trephine

1. to operate on with a surgical saw [v -PHINED, -PHINING, -PHINES]

Medical Definition of Trephine

1. An instrument for trepanning, being an improvement on the trepan. It is a circular or cylindrical saw, with a handle like that of a gimlet, and a little sharp perforator called the center pin. Origin: A dim. Of 1st trepan: cf. F. Trephine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trephine

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

Literary usage of Trephine

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1. Brain Surgery by Moses Allen Starr (1893)
"trephine opening to expose sinus, five-eighths of an inch in diameter, ... The position of the trephine openings which must be made for the relief of ..."

2. Ophthalmic surgery by Josef Meller (1908)
"The cutting edge of the trephine should project very little, ... The eye is held by forceps, and the trephine placed with slight pressure upon the cornea in ..."

3. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"law touching the use of the trephine about which there is no difference of opinion. Being an important, clear, and undisputed law, it should, I think, ..."

4. The Medico-chirurgical Review by James Johnson, Henry James Johnson (1845)
"Application of the trephine.—" If there be a wound communicating with the bones of the skull, accompanied with fracture and depression, in such cases, ..."

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