Latin scalpellumdiminutive ofscalper, scalprumknifefromscalpereto scratch, cutskel-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latinscalpellum, from scalprum (“knife"), from scalpere (“to cut").
Scalpel Sentence Examples
It is the crowning merit of the author that he never ceases to be an impartial spectator - a cold and curious critic. We might compare him to an anatomist, with knife and scalpel dissecting the dead body of Italy, and pointing out the symptoms of her manifold diseases with the indifferent analysis of one who has no moral sensibility.
A doctor may use a scalpel or a pair of sharp surgical shears to remove the tag.
You will need a really sharp scalpel blade or scissors to cut it without tearing.
A really clean cut with a sharp scalpel helps.
Removing a mole for cosmetic reasons involves numbing the area and using scissors or a scalpel to remove the elevated portion.