- a surgical instrument for abrading; surgeon's rasp
C16: from Medieval Latin raspatorium
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Examples from the Web for raspatory
If not, it can be carried further with a few sweeps of the raspatory.
(a) It is not difficult of execution, and can be carried out with a scalpel and a raspatory.
Great care must be taken not to pass the raspatory between the mucous membrane and the closely adhering perichondrium.
A raspatory which works laterally is next passed from one side of the naso-pharynx to the other above the growth.
- An instrument used for scraping bone.rugine scalprum
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