trocar


tro·car

noun \ˈtrō-ˌkär\

Definition of TROCAR

:  a sharp-pointed surgical instrument fitted with a cannula and used especially to insert the cannula into a body cavity as a drainage outlet

Variants of TROCAR

tro·car also tro·char \ˈtrō-ˌkär\

Origin of TROCAR

French trocart, alteration of trois-quart from trois three + carre edge
First Known Use: circa 1706

tro·car

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TROCAR

: a sharp-pointed surgical instrument fitted with a cannula and used especially to insert the cannula into a body cavity as a drainage outlet

Variants of TROCAR

tro·car also tro·char \ˈtrō-ˌkär\

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