rachiotome
Rachitome Ra"chi*tome (r[=a]"k[i^]*t[=o]m), n. [F., fr. Gr. "ra`chis, -ios, the spine + te`mnein to cut.] A dissecting instrument for opening the spinal canal. [Written also {rachiotome}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • rachiotome — A specially devised instrument for dividing the laminae of the vertebrae. SYN: rachitome. [rachio + G. tome, incision] * * * ra·chio·tome (raґke o tōm) an instrument for cutting the vertebrae …   Medical dictionary

  • rachitome — SYN: rachiotome. * * * rach·i·tome (raґkĭ tōm) rachiotome …   Medical dictionary

  • Rachitome — Ra chi*tome (r[=a] k[i^]*t[=o]m), n. [F., fr. Gr. ra chis, ios, the spine + te mnein to cut.] A dissecting instrument for opening the spinal canal. [Written also {rachiotome}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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