hernia knife

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her·ni·a knife

a slender bladed knife, with short cutting edge, for dividing the constricting tissues at the mouth of the hernial sac.
Synonym(s): herniotome

her·ni·a knife

(hĕr'nē-ă nīf)
A knife with a slender blade that has a short cutting edge, for dividing the constricting tissues at the mouth of the hernial sac.
Synonym(s): herniotome.
References in classic literature ?
One evening she is Rosalind, and the next evening she is Imogen.
To-night she is Imogen," he answered, "and to-morrow night she will be Juliet.
Lemon had undertaken to describe Juliet or Imogen, these heroines would not have seemed poetical.