serrefine

[ sâr-fēn, sĕr- ]

n.

A small spring forceps used for approximating the edges of a wound, or for temporarily closing an artery during surgery.

Nearby words

  1. serrated,
  2. serratia,
  3. serration,
  4. serrature,
  5. serre-papier,
  6. serried,
  7. serriedly,
  8. serriform,
  9. serrulate,
  10. serrulation


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Examples from the Web for serrefine