trephination

noun
treph·​i·​na·​tion | \ˌtre-fə-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of trephination 

: an act or instance of perforating the skull with a surgical instrument

First Known Use of trephination

1874, in the meaning defined above

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trephination

noun
treph·​i·​na·​tion | \ˌtref-ə-ˈnā-shən \

Medical Definition of trephination 

: an act or instance of using a trephine (as to perforate the skull)

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