from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A surgical instrument with several spring-operated lancets, used to scarify the skin.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who scarifies; a scarifier.
- noun An instrument used in scarification.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Surg.) An instrument, principally used in cupping, containing several lancets moved simultaneously by a spring, for making slight incisions.
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- noun surgery An
instrument, principally used in cupping, containing several lancetsmoved simultaneouslyby a spring, for making slight incisions.
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The consequence sometimes is, that the scarificator, which is made and intended to act simultaneously and equally upon both limbs hardly scratches one, while it spends all its force (double force) upon the other.
"Did you know, Lieutenant, that even into the early 1800s, leeches were often a preferred alternative to the scarificator when performing bloodletting?"
A few scars on your back would come in so nicely -- we must get a scarificator and provide a few, and you must improvise a story, the old, old story -- horrible to
Jorum is always administered with a scarificator; and in receiving it, it is almost impossible for the patient to keep his legs still.