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  • n  a surgical instrument used to cut very thin slices of skin

  • Under spinal anesthesia, Leonard watched the surgeons use a dermatome (which looks and sounds like a malignant electric shaver) to remove six strips of skin, each about 3 by 9 .
  • With a dermatome they took skin, only 151,000 of an inch thick, from the trunk and legs.

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