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Definition of "trocar" [tro•car]

  • A sharp-pointed surgical instrument, used with a cannula to puncture a body cavity for fluid aspiration. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trocar" in a sentence
  • "The operation is performed with a combined instrument called the trocar and cannula."
  • "The Spanglish term "troca" for "truck" and the Spanish verb "trocar" have no relationship other than the spelling."
  • ""Trocar" is also a legitimate Spanish word "trocar" vt 1. [transformar] - -- algo (en algo) 2. [intercambiar] to swap, to exchange 3. [malinterpretar] to mix up."