noun Surgery.

a double-beveled chisellike instrument for cutting or dividing bone.

Origin of osteotome

From the New Latin word osteotomus, dating back to 1835–45. See osteo-, -tome
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British Dictionary definitions for osteotome



a surgical instrument for cutting bone, usually a special chisel
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osteotome in Medicine




A chisel-like instrument for cutting bone.
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