Definition of Trephining

1. Verb. (present participle of trephine) ¹



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Definition of Trephining

1. trephine [v] - See also: trephine

Medical Definition of Trephining

1. The removal of a circular disk of the cranium. It is performed with a trephine, a small circular saw with a centre pin mounted on a hollow metal shaft to which is attached a transverse handle. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trephining

trepang
trepangs
trepaning
trepanned
trepanner
trepanners
trepanning
trepans
trepeget
trephination
trephinations
trephine
trephine biopsy
trephined
trephines
trephining (current term)
trephocyte
trephones
trepid
trepidancy
trepidant
trepidatio cordis
trepidation
trepidations
trepidatious
trepidatiously
trepidatory
trepidities
trepidity
trepidly

Literary usage of Trephining

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1. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"JBR] THE OPERATION OF trephining OR FOR THE ELEVATION OF DEPRESSED BONE. " Much has been written and said on the treatment of injuries to the head; ..."

2. Wounds in war: The Mechanism of the Production and Their Treatment by William Flack Stevenson (1898)
"The Operation of trephining for Gunshots of the Cranium. —The question of the advisability of the operation of trephining in cases of gunshot fractures of ..."

3. Ophthalmology; Essays, Abstracts and Reviews. edited by Henry Vanderbilt Würdemann, Nelson Miles Black (1906)
"Since the epoch in which Quincke proposed the lumbar puncture in serous meningitis, and Horsley proposed simple palliative trephining in operable cerebral ..."

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