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A hole saw used in surgery to remove a circle of tissue or bone.
- ‘An instrument that acts like a cookie cutter, called a trephine, cuts a precise circular shape.’
- ‘The instrument for this is still called a trephine.’
- ‘In 2 cases, a bone marrow trephine biopsy was also available for examination.’
- ‘The only difference in processing of the BM core and clot was decalcification of the trephine core biopsy.’
- ‘The bone marrow aspirate was similar to the trephine, with 15% of blasts showing monocytoid differentiation together with an absolute monocytosis and mild dyserythropoiesis.’
Operate on with a trephine.
- ‘The invention relates to a method and apparatus for trephining corneal tissue in preparation for keratoplasty.’
Early 17th century: from Latin tres fines three ends apparently influenced by trepan.
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