trepanation

noun

trep·​a·​na·​tion ˌtrep-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce trepanation (audio)
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: a hole in the skull produced surgically

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“Trepanation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trepanation. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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