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Etymology: Fr, baionette
an instrument used in dentistry for compacting restorative material. It has an off-set nib and a shank with right-angle bends, used primarily for varying the line of force in the compaction of gold. There are many variations in angle, length, and diameter of the nib.
bay·o·net con·den·ser(bā-ŏ-net kŏn-densĕr)
Implement commonly used to compress gold foil in which the tip is offset from the shank by a series of bends near the end of the shank, although the force is approximated within the same long axis.