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Meaning of trocar by Wiktionary Dictionary



    trocar ( plural: trocars )

    1. A pointed hollow cylindrical device used to make small incisions and surgically insert cannulas, etc., into body cavities, or to aspirate fluids .


Definition of trocar by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Trocar n. [F. trocart ( or trois-quarts, i. e., three quarters ); trois three ( L. tres ) + carre the side of a sword blade; -- so called from its triangular point.] ( Surg. ) A stylet, usually with a triangular point, used for exploring tissues or for inserting drainage tubes, as in dropsy. [Written also trochar.]