Trepanned
Trepan Tre*pan", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Trepanned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trepanning}.] [Cf. F. tr['e]paner. See {Trepan} a saw.] (Surg.) To perforate (the skull) with a trepan, so as to remove a portion of the bone, and thus relieve the brain from pressure or irritation; to perform an operation with the trepan. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • trepanned — tre·pan || trɪ pæn v. bore, cut out a circular portion; trick, trap (Archaic) n. tool for boring; trap, snare (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trepanned — treˈpanned see trepan v.1 and v.2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • trepan — I. transitive verb (trepanned; trepanning) Etymology: Middle English, from trepane trephine Date: 15th century 1. to use a trephine on (the skull) 2. to remove a disk or cylindrical core (as from metal for testing) • trepanation noun II. noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trepan — trepan1 trepanation /trep euh nay sheuhn/, n. trepanner, n. /tri pan /, n., v., trepanned, trepanning. n. 1. a tool for cutting shallow holes by removing a core. 2. Surg. an obsolete form of the trephine resembling a carpenter s bit and brace.… …   Universalium

  • Trepanning — Trepanation redirects here. For other uses, see Trepanation (disambiguation). A detail from The Extraction of the Stone of Madness , a painting by Hieronymus Bosch depicting trepanation (c.1488 1516) Trepanning, also known as trephination,… …   Wikipedia

  • trepan — I. /trəˈpæn/ (say truh pan) noun 1. a boring tool for sinking shafts or the like. 2. → trephine (def. 1). –verb (t) (trepanned, trepanning) 3. Machinery a. to cut (circular discs) out of plate stock using a rotating cutter. b. to cut (a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • trepan — trepan1 [trē pan′, tripan′] n. [ME trepane < ML trepanum < Gr trypanon, carpenters tool, auger, trepan < trypan, to bore < IE * treup < base * ter , to bore, rub > THROW] 1. an early form of the trephine 2. a heavy boring tool… …   English World dictionary

  • Trepan — Tre*pan , v. t. To insnare; to trap; to trapan. [1913 Webster] Guards even of a dozen men were silently trepanned from their stations. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trepan — Tre*pan , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Trepanned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trepanning}.] [Cf. F. tr[ e]paner. See {Trepan} a saw.] (Surg.) To perforate (the skull) with a trepan, so as to remove a portion of the bone, and thus relieve the brain from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trepanning — Trepan Tre*pan , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Trepanned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trepanning}.] [Cf. F. tr[ e]paner. See {Trepan} a saw.] (Surg.) To perforate (the skull) with a trepan, so as to remove a portion of the bone, and thus relieve the brain from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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