trocar

noun
tro·​car | \ ˈtrō-ˌkär How to pronounce trocar (audio) \
variants: or less commonly trochar

Definition of trocar

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

Examples of trocar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The funeral director then removes excess fluids and gases from the abdominal and thoracic cavities using an instrument called a trocar. Mark Evely, The Conversation, "When someone dies, what happens to the body?," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of trocar

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trocar

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

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The first known use of trocar was circa 1706

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20 Sep 2020

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“Trocar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trocar. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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trocar

noun
tro·​car
variants: also trochar \ ˈtrō-​ˌkär How to pronounce trochar (audio) \

Medical Definition of trocar

: 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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