Enterotome

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enterotome (Med) A kind of scissors used for opening the intestinal canal, as in post-mortem examinations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enterotome An instrument for slitting intestines in dissection of the bowels, and for other purposes. It is a pair of scissors, with one blade longer than the other and hooked, so that the hook catches and holds the intestine while the instrument cuts.
    • n enterotome A portion of the embryo of vertebrates containing those structures which later develop into the digestive tract.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. entérotome,. See Enterotomy