|—vb , -fixes, -fixing, -fixed, -fixt|
|1.||to render motionless, esp with horror or shock|
|2.||to impale or fix with a sharp weapon or other device|
|3.||med to cut through (a limb or other organ), as in amputation|
|[C16: from Latin transfīgere to pierce through, from |
transfixion trans·fix·ion (trāns-fĭk'shən)
In amputation, passing the knife from side to side through tissues close to the bone and dividing muscles from within outward.