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n. (in surgery) 1. an instrument used for removing the tonsils. It is loop-shaped and contains a sliding knife blade. 2. an encircling suture to control the escape of fluid or blood from an orifice or to close a gap.

1. an instrument used for removing the tonsils. It is loop-shaped and contains a sliding knife blade. 2. an encircling suture to control the escape of fluid or blood from an orifice or to close a gap.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — World History.


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