from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A form of chisel used to divide the bone in the operation of osteotomy for the correction of deformity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Surg.) Strong nippers or a chisel for dividing bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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