from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin blade for pressing down the tongue during a medical examination of the mouth and throat; a spatula.
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- n. A long, narrow, smooth piece of wood designed to depress the tongue, to allow for examination of the rear of the oral cavity.
- n. Any device used to depress the tongue.
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- n. a thin depressor used to press the tongue down during an examination of the mouth and throat
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