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trocar

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tro=car

CIDE DICTIONARY

trocarn. [F. trocart (or trois-quarts, i. e., three quarters); trois three (L. tres) + carre the side of a sword blade; -- so called from its triangular point.].
     A stylet, usually with a triangular point, used for exploring tissues or for inserting drainage tubes, as in dropsy.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

trocar, n. an instrument used for withdrawing fluid from a body cavity, esp. in oedema etc.

Etymology
F trois-quarts, trocart f. trois three + carre side, face of an instrument, after its triangular form

ROGET THESAURUS

trocar

Perforator

N perforator, piercer, borer, auger, chisel, gimlet, stylet, drill, wimble, awl, bradawl, scoop, terrier, corkscrew, dibble, trocar, trepan, probe, bodkin, needle, stiletto, rimer, warder, lancet, punch, puncheon, spikebit, gouge, spear, puncher, punching machine, punching press, punch pliers.


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