Lexicon:Trepan, trephine, trepanning, trephining

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Term: trepan, trephine, trepanning, trephining
References: Master and Commander, page 138
HMS Surprise, pages 119, 298
The Mauritius Command, pages 296, 297
The Far Side of the World, pages 194, 313, 325
The Hundred Days, pages 16, 64
Meaning: A trepan or trephine is a surgical instrument having circular, sawlike edges, used to cut out disks of bone, usually from the skull.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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