Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Compare French scarificateur.

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