|Etymology/ Definition||छेदनादिषुपयुक्तं लोहादिकृतं वस्तु । सु.सू.९/१४|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – an instrument for cutting or wounding|
|Implied Meaning||These are sharp instruments, which are applicable for various surgical procedures.|
|Elaboration||As Sus`hruta Samhitaa is surgery based compendium, the detailed description regarding more than hundred types of surgical, sharp instruments is illustrated in it. The description contains details of various types of scalpels, scissors and speculae alongwith their appropriate use.|
Qualities of good sharp instruments: with good handles, made of good metal, well – edged, well – formed, well – tipped, sharp and not crooked.
|Contemporary Colloquial||Sharp instruments|
|Antonym||Anus ` hastra|
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