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How to use scarificator in a sentence
Frequently a veterinary spring lancet or fleam is mistaken for a human lancet, or a scarificator for an instrument of venesection.
It is not known who made the first square scarificator and adapted it to cupping.
Unlike later attempts at improving cupping technology, the scarificator was almost universally adopted.
Garengeot disliked cupping in general and he had little good to say of the new mechanical scarificator.
By 1780, illustrations in surgical works showed that the bottom of the scarificator was detachable.
British Dictionary definitions for scarificator
a surgical instrument for use in superficial puncturing of the skin or other tissue
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