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-shuh n] /ˌtrɛf əˈneɪ ʃən/, noun
Words nearby trephine
Example sentences from the Web for trephining
After trephining the symptom improved, but got worse again; when seen by us was having one daily.
In former days trephining was a much more frequent operation than it is now, and apparently more successful.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
Trephining is an operation which can be performed by any surgeon who is used to ophthalmic manipulations, and who has good sight.Glaucoma|Various
Throughout the three campaigns of the Sleswick-Holstein war, there was only one case of trephining which gave a favorable result.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds|Thomas Longmore
An abscess involving the turbinated bones is similar to the collection of pus in the sinuses and must be relieved by trephining.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture