Acutorsion

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acutorsion (Med) The twisting of an artery with a needle to arrest hemorrhage.[Not in Stedman -- an obsolete procedure?]
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acutorsion In surgery, an operation for arresting hemorrhage from a wounded artery by passing a needle beneath the vessel, twisting it, and passing it out over the vessel.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. acus, needle + torsion,