Arthrotome

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arthrotome (Surg) A strong scalpel used in the dissection of joints.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arthrotome A cartilage-knife; a strong scalpel, two-edged for a part of its cutting length, and having a roughened steel handle continuous with the blade. It is used in dissection for cutting cartilage, disarticulating joints, and other rough work.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. joint + to cut