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Noun, Verb (transitive)


trephinen. [A dim. of 1st trepan: cf. F. tréphine.].
     An instrument for trepanning, being an improvement on the trepan. It is a circular or cylindrical saw, with a handle like that of a gimlet, and a little sharp perforator called the center pin.  [1913 Webster]
trephinev. t. 
     To perforate with a trephine; to trepan.  [1913 Webster]


trephine, n. & v.
--n. an improved form of trepan with a guiding centre-pin.
--v.tr. operate on with this.

trephination n.
orig. trafine, f. L tres fines three ends, app. formed after TREPAN

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