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guillotine

 [ge´o-tēn]
a surgical instrument with a sliding blade for excising a tonsil or the uvula.

guil·lo·tine

(gil'ŏ-tēn, gē'ō-tēn),
An instrument in the shape of a metal ring through which runs a sliding knifeblade, used in excising a tonsil.
[Fr. an instrument for execution by decapitation]

guillotine

/guil·lo·tine/ (ge´o-tēn) [Fr.] an instrument with a sliding blade for excising a tonsil or the uvula.
An instrument of execution invented by Joseph Ignace Guillotin, professor of anatomy of the faculty of medicine of Paris, as a more humane way to end life than the often too slow death by asphyxia of hangings and all-too-common misses of beheadings by axe—which left victims bleeding and battered, but alive.

guil·lo·tine

(gil'ŏ-tēn)
An instrument in the shape of a metal ring through which runs a sliding knifeblade, used in cutting off an enlarged tonsil.
[Fr. an instrument for execution by decapitation]

guillotine

A sharp-edged instrument sometimes used in the operation of tonsillectomy.

Guillotin,

Joseph I., French physician, 1738-1814.
guillotine - instrument for decapitation; the term is also applied to some surgical instruments that work in a similar fashion.

guillotine

a surgical instrument with a sliding blade for excising a tonsil or a toenail.
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