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Carborundum

[ kahr-buh-ruhn-duhm ]

Trademark.
  1. a form of manufactured silicon carbide used industrially as an abrasive and refractory. Compare moissanite ( def ).


Carborundum

/ ˌkɑːbəˈrʌndəm /

noun

    1. any of various abrasive materials, esp one consisting of silicon carbide
    2. ( as modifier )

      a Carborundum wheel



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This tube may be held in an American hand-drill, but a mixture of carborundum or emery and water is supplied to the rotating end.

A carborundum stone for rapidly re-covering the shape of a chipped or blunt tool.

The most important one is carborundum, which is a silicide of carbon of the formula CSi.

Cut down occlusal fillings with burs or carborundum wheels, and proximal fillings with sharp instruments, emery strips or disks.

This can be done by using a half-inch drill which has been ground on a carborundum stone to a conical point the proper length.

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