trocar

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noun tro·car \ˈtrō-ˌkär\
variants: or less commonly

trochar

Definition of trocar

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

Origin and Etymology of trocar

French trocart, alteration of trois-quart from trois three + carre edge


First Known Use: circa 1706


Medical Dictionary

trocar

noun tro·car
variants: also

trochar

\ˈtrō-ˌkär\play

Medical Definition of trocar

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


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