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trephine

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noun tre·phine \ˈtrē-ˌfīn\

Definition of trephine

  1. :  a surgical instrument for cutting out circular sections (as of bone or corneal tissue)

trephine

transitive verb


Origin and Etymology of trephine

French tréphine, from obsolete English trefine, trafine, from Latin tres fines three ends, from tres three + fines, plural of finis end — more at three


First Known Use: 1628

Rhymes with trephine

A-line, affine, airline, align, alkyne, alpine, assign, at sign, balkline, baseline, beeline, benign, bloodline, blue line, blush wine, bovine, bowline, branchline, breadline, bright-line, buntline, bustline, byline, call sign, canine, caprine, carbine, carmine, cervine, chow line, clothesline, cloud nine, coastline, combine, compline, condign, confine, consign, corvine, cosign, cutline, dateline, deadline, decline, define, design, divine, dragline, driveline, earthshine, Einstein, eiswein, end line, enshrine, entwine, equine, ethyne, fall line, fault line, feline, ferine, first-line, flatline, flight line, foul line, fräulein, frontline, front line, goal line, gold mine, grapevine, guideline, hairline, hard-line, hard pine, headline, hemline, high sign, hipline, Holbein, hotline, ice wine, incline, indign, in fine, in-line, Irvine, jawline, jug wine, landline, land mine, lang syne, lifeline, load line, longline, lupine, mainline, main line, malign, midline, moline, moonshine, neckline, off-line, old-line, online, opine, outline, outshine, ovine, Pauline, peace sign, Petrine, pipeline, piscine, pitch pine, plotline, plumb line, plus sign, pontine, porcine, potline, pound sign, propine, punch line, rapine, recline, redline, red pine, refine, reline, repine, resign, Rhine wine, ridgeline, roofline, Sabine, saline, Scotch pine, scrub pine, setline, shoreline, short line, sideline, sight line, skyline, snow line, soft-line, spring line, straight-line, strandline, straw wine, streamline, strip mine, strychnine, subline, sunshine, supine, syncline, taurine, tie-line, times sign, topline, touchline, towline, tramline, trapline, tree line, trotline, truckline, trunk line, tumpline, turbine, untwine, ursine, vespine, V sign, vulpine, waistline, white line, white pine, white wine, woodbine, yard line, zebrine, Z line


Medical Dictionary

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trephine

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noun tre·phine \ˈtrē-ˌfīn\

Medical Definition of trephine

  1. :  a surgical instrument for cutting out circular sections (as of bone or corneal tissue)




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trephine

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transitive verb tre·phine \ˈtrē-ˌfīn, tri-ˈ\

Medical Definition of trephine

trephined

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trephining

  1. :  to operate on with or extract by means of a trephine




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