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scalpel

a surgical knife with a short thin blade

Scalpel

 

a surgical knife 12–15 cm long, used for cutting soft tissues. Devices that operate on the basis of some physics principle and that cut tissues are also called scalpels, for example, the ultrasonic scalpel and the laser-beam scalpel.

scalpel

[′skal·pəl]
(design engineering)
A small, straight, very sharp knife (or detachable blade for a knife), used for dissecting.
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(70) France: see CA Paris, 2 February 1971, (1971) DMF 222 at 227, 230 (Annotation Rene Rodiere) [The Armorique]; Bonassies & Scapel, supra note 19 at 734.
Effects of steel scapel, ultrasonic scapel, CO2 and monopolar and bipolar electrosurgery on wound healing in guinea pig oral mucosa.
The Harmonic Scapel Curved Shears offer surgeons accurate control of the Harmonic Scalpel, plus enhanced access, visibility and speed for cutting both thick and thin tissue.
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No scapel is used in laser cosmetic surgery, which means no overnight stay in hospital.
After a quick egg and tomato sandwich and a soft drink in a nearby pub, he is ready with his scapel. One afternoon this week he had to do 15 minor ops - mainly the removal of warts, moles and "other bits and pieces".
However, the real victim of his scapel was the studio audience that sat through Miss Manners' new television show.