Rachitome

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rachitome rā"kĭ*tōm A dissecting instrument for opening the spinal canal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rachitome An anatomical instrument for opening the spinal canal, without injuring the medulla.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rachitome an anatomical instrument for opening the spinal canal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Gr. "ra`chis -ios, the spine + te`mnein to cut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rachis, the spine.