trocar

noun tro·car \ ˈtrō-ˌkär \
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

Origin and Etymology of trocar

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


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trocar

noun tro·car
variants: also trochar play \ˈtrō-ˌkär\

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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