trocar

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noun tro·car \ˈtrō-ˌkär\

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

Variants of trocar

less commonly

trochar

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

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

Variants of trocar

also

trochar

\ˈtrō-ˌkär\play

Learn More about trocar

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of trocar Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about trocar


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