[ ab-ap-tis-tuh n ]
/ ˌæb æpˈtɪs tən /


Surgery. a cone-shaped trephine designed to avoid penetration of the brain when incising the skull.

Origin of abaptiston

1690–1700; < Greek (trýpanon) abáptiston (trepan) not dipped, neuter of abáptistos, equivalent to a- a-6 + baptis-, variant stem of baptízein to immerse (see baptize) + -tos verbal adjective suffix
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