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Meaning of TREPHINE

Pronunciation:  tri'fIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull
  2. [v]  operate on with a trephine

TREPHINE is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: trepan
 See Also: operate, operate on, surgical instrument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tre*phine"\ (?; 277), n. [A dim. of 1st trepan: cf. F.
    tr['e]phine.] (Surg.)
    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. \Tre*phine"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trephined}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Trephining}.]
    To perforate with a trephine; to trepan.