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abaptiston

ab·ap·tis·ton
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-ap-tis-tuh n]
    • /ˌæb æpˈtɪs tən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-ap-tis-tuh n]
    • /ˌæb æpˈtɪs tən/

Definitions of abaptiston word

  • noun abaptiston Surgery. a cone-shaped trephine designed to avoid penetration of the brain when incising the skull. 1
  • noun abaptiston (medicine) A trepan having a conical shape so that injurious penetration of the brain is impossible. 0

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Origin of abaptiston

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
1690-1700; < Greek (trýpanon) abáptiston (trepan) not dipped, neuter of abáptistos, equivalent to a- a-6 + baptis-, variant stem of baptízein to immerse (see baptize) + -tos verbal adjective suffix

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Parts of speech for Abaptiston

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

abaptiston popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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