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TREPAN (trepanned, trepanning)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does trepan mean? 

TREPAN (noun)
  The noun TREPAN has 2 senses:

1. a surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull
2. a drill for cutting circular holes around a center

  Familiarity information: TREPAN used as a noun is rare.


TREPAN (verb)
  The verb TREPAN has 1 sense:

1. cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery

  Familiarity information: TREPAN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TREPAN (noun)


Sense 1trepan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

trepan; trephine

Hypernyms ("trepan" is a kind of...):

surgical instrument (a medical instrument used in surgery)


Sense 2trepan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A drill for cutting circular holes around a center

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("trepan" is a kind of...):

drill (a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows))


TREPAN (verb)


Sense 1trepan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "trepan" is one way to...):

bore; drill (make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool)

Domain category:

operation; surgery; surgical operation; surgical procedure; surgical process (a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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