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bur

 [ber]
a form of drill used for creating openings in bone or similar hard material. Also spelled burr.
Bur. From Dorland's, 2000.

bur

(ber), This spelling is preferred to burr.
1. A rotary cutting instrument.
2. In ophthalmology, a device used to remove rust rings embedded in the cornea.
Synonym(s): burr

burr

(bur) bur.

burr

a rotary instrument fitted into a handpiece and used to cut teeth or bone. Also spelled bur.

burr

A drill bit used to cut hard tissues (e.g., enamel, bone) in dentistry or orthopaedics.

burr

A drill bit used to cut hard tissues–enamel, bone in dentistry or orthopaedics

bur

(bŭr)
A rotary cutting instrument, used in dentistry, consisting of a small metal shaft and a head designed in various shapes; used at various rotational velocities to excavate decay, shape cavity forms, and reduce tooth structure.

burr

a drill bit/rotary cutting instrument used to reduce nail plate thickness or callosity

burr

1. a plant seed capsule carrying many hooked structures which catch in animal coats thus promoting dissemination of the plant. The word is also used as a collective name for plants that carry burrs, e.g. Noogoora burr, Buffalo burr, burr medic, burr trefoil.
2. a surgical instrument. See bur.
3. the irregular cartilage formation seen inside a dog's ear.

burr buttercup
ranunculustesticulatus.
burr tongue
physical injury to tongue by foreign bodies especially plant awns and burrs.
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