from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. (in amputation) passing the knife from side to side through tissue close to the bone and dividing muscles outward

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of transfixing, or the state of being transfixed, or pierced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of transfixing, or piercing through; the act of piercing and thus fastening.
  • n. The state of being transfixed or pierced.
  • n. In surgery, a method of amputating by piercing the limb transversely with the knife and cutting from within outward.


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