- To withdraw fluid from a cavity by means of a trocar and cannula, hollow needle, or catheter.
- To strike lightly with the finger or a hammerlike instrument in percussion or to elicit a tendon reflex.
- A light blow.
- An East Indian fever of undetermined nature.
- An instrument to cut threads in a hole in bone before inserting a screw.
[M.E. tappe, fr. A.S. taeppa]
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