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scal·pel

 (skăl′pəl)
n.
A small straight knife with a thin sharp blade used in surgery and dissection.

[Latin scalpellum, diminutive of scalper, scalprum, knife, from scalpere, to scratch, cut; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

scalpel

(ˈskælpəl)
n
(Surgery) a surgical knife with a short thin blade
[C18: from Latin scalpellum, from scalper a knife, from scalpere to scrape]
scalpellic adj

scal•pel

(ˈskæl pəl)

n.
a small, light, usu. straight knife used in surgical and anatomical operations and dissections.
[1735–45; < Latin scalpellum, diminutive of scalprum tool for scraping or paring (derivative of scalpere to scratch; see castle)]
scal•pel′lic (-ˈpɛl ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scalpel - a thin straight surgical knife used in dissection and surgeryscalpel - a thin straight surgical knife used in dissection and surgery
surgical knife - a very sharp knife used in surgery
Translations
مِشْرَط، مِبْضَع
skalpel
skalpel
skurîhnífur
skalpelis
skalpelis
skalpel

scalpel

[ˈskælpəl] Nescalpelo m

scalpel

[ˈskælpəl] nscalpel m

scalpel

nSkalpell nt

scalpel

[ˈskælpl] nbisturi m inv

scalpel

(ˈskӕlpəl) noun
a small knife with a thin blade, used in surgical operations.

scal·pel

n. escalpelo; bisturí, instrumento quirúrgico.

scalpel

n bisturí m, escalpelo
References in classic literature ?
I began with a sheep, and killed it after a day and a half by a slip of the scalpel.
When this ceremony was at an end, we immediately busied ourselves in repairing the damages which our subject had sustained from the scalpel.
Then Philip took up the scalpel and the tweezers and began working while the other looked on.
And he counted on quiet intervals to be watchfully seized, for taking up the threads of investigation--on many hints to be won from diligent application, not only of the scalpel, but of the microscope, which research had begun to use again with new enthusiasm of reliance.
In spite, however, of his resemblance to the handsome Russian Emperor and the terrible Domitian, Isidore Baudoyer was nothing more than a political office-holder, of little ability as head of his department, a cut-and-dried routine man, who concealed the fact that he was a flabby cipher by so ponderous a personality that no scalpel could cut deep enough to let the operator see into him.
He stopped and let loose the practised scalpel of his tongue, not loudly.
His life was made an agony by the number of fine scalpels that he felt to be incessantly engaged in dissecting his dignity.
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The Seals Group's Rulon[R] product is a fluoropolymer based material with low frictional properties and superior resistance to high service temperatures, which are notable advantages during use of the harmonic scalpel.
Defence said there was no scalpel theory before October 2009.
The ultrasonic scalpel vibrates 22,500 times a second, which allows it to ram through bone like a jack-hammer.
Upon receipt of a setpoint weight, the pneumatic scalpel will smoothly "knife off" from a filled vane of the rotary feed drum the precise amount of material needed to complete a batch or fill a container.