Recent Examples of scalpel from the Web
Traditionally, surgeons used a scalpel and fairly primitive liposuction to remove fat and glandular tissue from the breasts.
Other scenes show Slender Man stalking a girl in the woods and a girl stabbing herself in the head with a scalpel in school, showering a classmate with blood.
Hospitals in California, for instance, are testing audible notifications broadcast from fire alarm equipment so surgeons can remove scalpels and staff can shut off electric cauterizers to prevent fire.
Like a scalpel among steak knives, the Focus RS tore through apexes with grace and composure, all the while swinging its tail about like an excited puppy.
Hillary’s sophistication sliced the truth to ribbons with a verbal scalpel.
But Glenford Turner of Bridgeport did not count on leaving the West Haven Veterans Affairs Hospital with a five-inch-long scalpel in his gut, according to the suit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Glenford Turner, who is from Bridgeport, Connecticut, went to get an MRI in April 2017 after complaining of abdominal pain, which is when the scalpel was discovered.
Although the patient survived, the operation involved him plunging a scalpel directly into the tumor and draining it, causing a hemorrhage in the process that coated her intestines in blood.
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Origin and Etymology of scalpel
First Known Use: 1742See Words from the same year
SCALPEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scalpel for English Language Learners
: a small knife with a thin, sharp blade that is used in surgery
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