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knife

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noun \ˈnīf\

Medical Definition of knife

plural knives \ˈnīvz\play

  1. 1:  any of various instruments used in surgery primarily to sever tissues: asa:  a cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade attached to a handleb:  an instrument that cuts by means of an electric current

  2. 2:  surgery 3—usually used in the phrase under the knife <went under the knife yesterday> <was afraid of the knife>





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