trocar

trocar

[troh-kahr]
noun Surgery.
a sharp-pointed instrument enclosed in a cannula, used for withdrawing fluid from a cavity, as the abdominal cavity.

Origin:
1700–10; earlier trocart < French, literally, three-sided, equivalent to tro- (variant of trois three) + cart, variant of carre side < Latin quadra something square

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trocar (ˈtrəʊkɑː)
 
n
a surgical instrument for removing fluid from bodily cavities, consisting of a puncturing device situated inside a tube
 
[C18: from French trocart literally: with three sides, from trois three + carre side]

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trocar tro·car (trō'kär')
n.
A sharp-pointed surgical instrument, used with a cannula to puncture a body cavity for fluid aspiration.

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