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osteotome

Line breaks: osteo|tome
Pronunciation: /ˈɒstɪətəʊm
 
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Definition of osteotome in English:

noun

A surgical instrument for cutting bone, typically resembling a chisel.
Example sentences
  • The rhinoplasty technique was tailored to suit each case, and included hump removal using scalpel and osteotomes.
  • Second, the surgeon uses straight and curved osteotomes to cut the bone parallel to the acetabulum's posterior column.
  • The surgeon uses an osteotome and mallet together with curettes under direct vision in the proximal canal.

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