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trephination

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noun treph·i·na·tion \ˌtre-fə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of trephination

  1. :  an act or instance of perforating the skull with a surgical instrument



1874

First Known Use of trephination

1874


Medical Dictionary

trephination

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noun treph·i·na·tion \ˌtref-ə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of trephination

  1. :  an act or instance of using a trephine (as to perforate the skull)




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