verb (used with object), tre·phined, tre·phin·ing.
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Origin of trephine
OTHER WORDS FROM trephinetreph·i·na·tion [tref-uh-ney-shuhn], /ˌtrɛf əˈneɪ ʃən/, noun
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How to use trephine in a sentence
He opposed violently the prevalent abuse of the trephine, and was also a champion of healing by first intention.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
The galvano-cautery, trephine, and spokeshave should be avoided.
Their removal may also be satisfactorily effected with a minute cutaneous trephine.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Celsus graphically describes the trephine and the method of its application.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
The trephine used should be three-quarters of an inch to one inch in diameter according as the patient is a child or an adult.