Scarificator Scar"i*fi*ca`tor, n. [Cf. F. scarificateur.] (Surg.) An instrument, principally used in cupping, containing several lancets moved simultaneously by a spring, for making slight incisions. [1913 Webster]

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  • scarificator — SCARIFICATÓR, scarificatoare, s.n. 1. Maşină agricolă prevăzută cu mai multe cuţite subţiri dispuse vertical, care serveşte la afânarea (afâna) pământului cu scopul de a asigura pătrunderea aerului la rădăcina plantelor. 2. Maşină rutieră… …   Dicționar Român

  • scarificator — [skar′ə fi kāt΄ər] n. [ModL] a surgical instrument for scarifying the skin …   English World dictionary

  • scarificator — /skar euh fi kay teuhr/, n. 1. a person who scarifies. 2. a surgical instrument for scarifying. [1605 15; < NL (coined by Ambroise Paré); see SCARIFY, ATOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • scarificator — scar·i·fi·ca·tor (skarґĭ fĭ ka″tər) scarifier …   Medical dictionary

  • scarificatór — s. n., pl. scarificatoáre …   Romanian orthography

  • scarificator — scar·i·fi·ca·tor || ‚skerɪfɪkeɪtÉ™(r) /‚skeÉ™r n. one who scarifies; instrument used to make small cuts or scratches in the skin (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scarificator — scar·i·fi·ca·tor …   English syllables

  • scarificator — /ˈskærəfəkeɪtə/ (say skaruhfuhkaytuh), /ˈskɛər / (say skairr ) noun 1. someone who scarifies. 2. a surgical instrument for scarifying. {New Latin, from Late Latin scarīficāre scarify} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scarificator — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌkād.ə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin scarificatus + Latin or : an instrument for making superficial cuts in the skin; especially : one containing se …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bloodletting — (or blood letting, in modern medicine referred to as phlebotomy) was a tremendously popular medical practice from antiquity up to the late 19th century, a time span of almost 2,000 years. Bloodletting involves the withdrawal of often considerable …   Wikipedia

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