Origin of trepan1
OTHER WORDS FROM trepantrep·a·na·tion [trep-uh-ney-shuhn], /ˌtrɛp əˈneɪ ʃən/, nountre·pan·ner, noun
Words nearby trepan
Other definitions for trepan (2 of 2)
Origin of trepan2
OTHER WORDS FROM trepantrep·a·na·tion, trap·a·na·tion [trep-uh-ney-shuhn], /ˌtrɛp əˈneɪ ʃən/, nountre·pan·ner, tra·pan·ner, noun
How to use trepan in a sentence
The learned doctors held a consultation, and resolved to trepan the skull and extract the worm.
Figs. 141 to 146 are of the connections to the trepan and spears or rods.
If our Vulcans now-a-days were to trepan the heads of our Jupiters, they would find nothing in them!
The sheep necessarily dies at last, unless we remove the parasite by means of the trepan.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
The surgical trepan is a different word altogether, and belongs to Greco-Lat.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
British Dictionary definitions for trepan (1 of 2)
- the operation of cutting a hole with such a tool
- the hole so produced