verb (used with object), tre·phined, tre·phin·ing.
Origin of trephine
Related Words for trephineauger, punch, implement, bit, gimlet, trephine, trepan, borer, riveter, awl, wimble, corkscrew, jackhammer, dibble, countersink
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Historical Examples of trephine
And the use of the trephine, where the affected side can be distinguished.Zoonomia, Vol. II
He had been searching for two hours when he found the trephine.
A trephine is just like a corkscrew, only in place of the screw you have a cup of steel.
From Celsus too we learn that the trephine was driven by a thong.
The Latin term for the trephine, modiolus, has the same meaning.