trephine: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tri-fīn', -fēn'), [key]
— n., v., -phined, -phin•ing.
- a small circular saw with a center pin mounted on a strong hollow metal shaft to which is attached a transverse handle: used in surgery to remove circular disks of bone from the skull.
- to operate upon with a trephine.
- trephine (Thesaurus)