Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A surgical instrument with several spring-operated lancets, used to scarify the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument, principally used in cupping, containing several lancets moved simultaneously by a spring, for making slight incisions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument, principally used in cupping, containing several lancets moved simultaneously by a spring, for making slight incisions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who scarifies; a scarifier.
  • n. An instrument used in scarification.

Etymologies

Compare French scarificateur. (Wiktionary)

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