One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Surgery any of several instruments used to open the vertebral canal (now historical).
2Palaeontology (usually in form rhachitome) a labyrinthodont (fossil amphibian) of the suborder Rhachitomi.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer.
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