Arthrotome Ar"thro*tome, n. [Gr. ? joint + ? to cut.] (Surg.) A strong scalpel used in the dissection of joints. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • arthrotome — A large, strong scalpel used in cutting cartilaginous and other tough joint structures. * * * ar·thro·tome (ahrґthro tōm) [arthro + tome] a knife for incising a joint …   Medical dictionary

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