• WordNet 3.6
    • n trephination an operation that removes a circular section of bone from the skull
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trephination Same as trepanning.
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In literature:

The suffusion of the brain will increase quickly, so we must trephine at once or it may be too late.
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
Lately I've been studying the history of trephining and the cases where it has been employed.
"Anne's House of Dreams" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The boy was trephined, and the comminuted fragments removed; in about six weeks recovery was nearly complete.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Shepherds trephined sheep for the staggers.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
He must be trephined.
"A Simpleton" by Charles Reade
Suppose he had never been trephined, when would his consciousness have returned?
"Elsie Venner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Then we must have recourse to the trephine.
"The Prospector" by Ralph Connor
They talked for a long time of an operation, and did finally trephine, without result.
"The Power and the Glory" by Grace MacGowan Cooke
Flat bones, such as the skull or ilium, must be trephined and the pus cleared out from both aspects of the bone.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Trephining had long been a well-known operation of surgery.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
Fractures of the cranium, and the operation of trephining anatomically considered.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The case had almost to a certainty been smashed to pieces; still, there was a chance that the trephine had escaped injury.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
You've heard that I was a master of trephining?
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
He has very exact indications for trephining.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
He has very exact indications for trephining.
"Education: How Old The New" by James J. Walsh
Vigo {415} brought back the use of the crown trephine and did much to make the instrument popular.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
Accordingly a trephining was done, and these adhesions, real or supposed, were broken up.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Had been trephined in right parietal region before coming under our observation.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Three of the operations were trephining the skull.
"With the Doughboy in France" by Edward Hungerford
Galen held the trephine in little esteem.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne

In news:

Trephine Saw , c 1863.