Meaning of “scalpel” in the English Dictionary

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"scalpel" in British English

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scalpelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskæl.pəl/ us /ˈskæl.pəl/

a very sharp knife that is used for cutting through skin and flesh during an operation

(Definition of “scalpel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scalpel" in American English

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scalpelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈskæl·pəl/

a small, very sharp knife used for exact cutting, esp. for an operation

(Definition of “scalpel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)