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osteotome

[ os-tee-uh-tohm ]

noun

, Surgery.
  1. a double-beveled chisel-like instrument for cutting or dividing bone.


osteotome

/ ˈɒstɪəˌtəʊm /

noun

  1. a surgical instrument for cutting bone, usually a special chisel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of osteotome1

First recorded in 1835–45; New Latin osteotomus; osteo-, -tome

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