trephine

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trephine (plural trephines)

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

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trephine (third-person singular simple present trephines, present participle trephining, simple past and past participle trephined)

  1. To use a trephine during surgery.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula, Chapter 21
      "We shall wait," said Van Helsing, "just long enough to fix the best spot for trephining, so that we may most quickly and perfectly remove the blood clot, for it is evident that the haemorrhage is increasing."

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