rachitome


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ra·chi·o·tome

(rā'kē-ō-tōm),
A specially devised instrument for dividing the laminae of the vertebrae.
Synonym(s): rachitome
[rachio- + G. tomē, incision]

rachitome

(răk′ĭ-tōm″) [″ + tome, incision]
An instrument used to open the spinal canal.
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