[ bur-ni-sher ]
/ ˈbɜr nɪ ʃər /


a person who burnishes.
a tool, usually with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing, as in dentistry.

Origin of burnisher

First recorded in 1400–50, burnisher is from the late Middle English word burnessher. See burnish, -er2
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Medicine definitions for burnisher

[ bûrnə-shər ]


An instrument for smoothing and polishing the surface or edge of a dental restoration.
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