Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, an old form of trepan, the crown of which was made conical, or provided with a ring, collar, or other contrivance, to prevent it from penetrating the cranium too far.

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  • noun medicine A trepan having a conical shape so that injurious penetration of the brain is impossible.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἀβάπτιστος (abaptistos, "not dipped").

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