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  • n. a medical tool used for cutting or marking bone, used in dental implantation
  • n. a kind of bone saw used in the 19th and early 20th centuries

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Strong nippers or a chisel for dividing bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, a sawlike instrument for cutting bones, specifically one for cutting the bones of the fetal cranium when it is necessary to reduce it considerably to permit delivery.
  • n. A form of chisel used to divide the bone in the operation of osteotomy for the correction of deformity.

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