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Related to lancinate: Laciniate ligament


(esp of pain) sharp or cutting
[C17: from Latin lancinātus pierced, rent; related to lacer mangled]
ˌlanciˈnation n


(ˈlæn səˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to stab or pierce.
[1595–1605; < Latin lancinātus, past participle of lancināre to tear to pieces]
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Adj.1.lancinate - painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
sharp - keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
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The advocates of the posterior approach believe that most femoral head dislocation fall into the category of the posterior dislocation, in which the simultaneous posterior capsular lancinate usually occurred and the blood supply for the femoral head from the medial femoral circumflex artery would be destroyed.