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|a.||1.||(Zool.) Boring; perforating; - applied to molluskas which form holes in rocks, wood, etc.|
|2.||(Med.) Boring; piercing; - applied to certain kinds of pain, especially to those of locomotor ataxia.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.