- (surgery) Alternative form of trocar.
Variant of trocar
a surgical instrument consisting of a sharp stylet enclosed in a tube (cannula) and inserted through the wall of a body cavity: the stylet is withdrawn permitting fluid to drain off through the tube
also sp. trochar
Origin of trocarFrench trocart ; from trois (; from Classical Latin tres, three) + carre, a side, face ; from carrer, to make square ; from Classical Latin quadrare (see quadrate): from the shape of the point