scarificator

[ skar-uh-fi-key-ter ]
/ ˈskær ə fɪˌkeɪ tər /

noun

a person who scarifies.
a surgical instrument for scarifying.

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Origin of scarificator

1605–15; <New Latin (coined by Ambroise Paré); see scarify, -ator
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British Dictionary definitions for scarificator

scarificator
/ (ˈskɛərɪfɪˌkeɪtə, ˈskærɪ-) /

noun

a surgical instrument for use in superficial puncturing of the skin or other tissue
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Medical definitions for scarificator

scarificator
[ skărə-fĭ-kā′tər ]

n.

A surgical instrument with several spring-operated lancets, used to scarify the skin.
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