surgical instrument

Definitions of surgical instrument
  1. noun
    a medical instrument used in surgery
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 13 types...
    hide 13 types...
    curet, curette
    a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity
    dermatome
    a surgical instrument used to cut very thin slices of skin
    dilater, dilator
    a surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ
    haemostat, hemostat
    a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel
    photocoagulator
    surgical instrument containing a laser for use in photocoagulation
    probe
    a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities
    retractor
    surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incision
    snare
    a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities
    surgical knife
    a very sharp knife used in surgery
    trepan, trephine
    a surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull
    catling
    a long double-edged knife used for amputations
    lance, lancet
    a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
    scalpel
    a thin straight surgical knife used in dissection and surgery
    type of:
    medical instrument
    instrument used in the practice of medicine
Word Family