Pronunciation: (tûr'ni-kit, toor'-), [key]
1. Med., Surg.any device for arresting bleeding by forcibly compressing a blood vessel, as a bandage tightened by twisting.
2. a device for pulling the parts of a wooden piece of furniture together, consisting of a pair of twisted cords passed around the parts.
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