Valentin's knife

noun
Val·​en·​tin's knife | \ ˈvalən‧ˌtēnz- \

Definition of Valentin's knife

: a knife made with two parallel adjustable blades and used to cut thin slices of fresh tissues

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History and Etymology for Valentin's knife

probably after Gabriel G. Valentin †1883 German physiologist

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“Valentin's knife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valentin%27s%20knife. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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