Definitions

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  • n. A kind of scissors used for opening the intestinal canal, as in post-mortem examinations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of scissors used for opening the intestinal canal, as in post-mortem examinations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for slitting intestines in dissection of the bowels, and for other purposes.
  • n. A portion of the embryo of vertebrates containing those structures which later develop into the digestive tract.

Etymologies

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French entérotome. See enterotomy.

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