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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations
مِشْرَط، مِبْضَع
skalpel
skalpel
skurîhnífur
skalpelis
skalpelis
skalpel

scalpel

[ˈskælpəl] Nescalpelo m
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scalpel

[ˈskælpəl] nscalpel m
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scalpel

nSkalpell nt
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scalpel

[ˈskælpl] nbisturi m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

scalpel

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

n. escalpelo; bisturí, instrumento quirúrgico.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

scalpel

n bisturí m, escalpelo
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References in classic literature ?
Then Philip took up the scalpel and the tweezers and began working while the other looked on.
He stopped and let loose the practised scalpel of his tongue, not loudly.
I began with a sheep, and killed it after a day and a half by a slip of the scalpel. I took another sheep, and made a thing of pain and fear and left it bound up to heal.
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.
When this ceremony was at an end, we immediately busied ourselves in repairing the damages which our subject had sustained from the scalpel. We sewed up the wound in his temple, bandaged his foot, and applied a square inch of black plaster to the tip of his nose.
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.
His life was made an agony by the number of fine scalpels that he felt to be incessantly engaged in dissecting his dignity.
Next, with the scalpel placed on the medial surface of the earlobe to provide support, the biopsy punch is pressed firmly with a circular motion into the lobule, centered closely over the earlobe cleft.
You'll see the clinical team take a scalpel to the patient's chest.
"X-rays revealed the presence of an abandoned scalpel inside Mr.
Patients were equally divided into two groups; those who received incision with diathermy were placed in group A, and those who received incision with scalpel in group B.