An instrument for use in cutting bone. [osteo- + G. tome, incision]

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os·te·o·tome 'äs-tē-ə-.tōm n a chisel without a bevel that is used for cutting bone

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a surgical chisel designed to cut bone.

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os·teo·tome (osґte-o-tōm″) [osteo- + -tome] a chisel-like knife for cutting bone.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Osteotome — Os te*o*tome, n. [Osteo + Gr. te mnein.] (Surg.) Strong nippers or a chisel for dividing bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ostéotome — ● ostéotome nom masculin Scie à os, qui a la forme d une chaîne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • osteotome — [äs′tē ō tōm΄] n. [ OSTEO + TOME] a surgical instrument for cutting or dividing bone …   English World dictionary

  • Osteotome — Osteotomes used in dental implantation Bernhard Heine s osteotome …   Wikipedia

  • osteotome — /os tee euh tohm /, n. Surg. a double beveled chisellike instrument for cutting or dividing bone. [1835 45; < NL osteotomus. See OSTEO, TOME] * * * …   Universalium

  • osteotome — noun a) a medical tool used for cutting or marking bone, used in dental implantation b) a kind of bone saw used in the 19th and early 20th centuries …   Wiktionary

  • ostéotome — (o sté o to m ) s. m. Terme d anatomie et de chirurgie. Scie à os qui a la forme d une chaîne. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Ostéo..., et terme grec signifiant section …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • osteotome — n. tool for cutting bone (Surgery) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • osteotome — os·te·o·tome …   English syllables

  • osteotome — n. a surgical chisel designed to cut bone (see illustration) …   The new mediacal dictionary

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