cleoid

cle·oid

(klē'oyd),
A dental instrument with a pointed elliptical cutting end, used in excavating cavities or carving fillings and waxes.
[A. S. cle, claw + G. eidos, resemblance]

cleoid

[klē′oid]
Etymology: ME, cle, claw + Gk, eidos, form
a carving instrument with a blade shaped like a pointed spade or claw, with cutting edges on both sides used to contour dental amalgam while in its plastic state. Usually associated with a discoid, a disc-shaped carving instrument on its opposite end.

cle·oid

(klē'oyd)
A dental instrument with a pointed elliptic cutting end, used in excavating cavities or carving fillings and waxes.
[A. S. cle, claw + G. eidos, resemblance]

cle·oid

(klē'oyd)
Dental instrument with pointed elliptic cutting end, used in excavating cavities or carving fillings and waxes.
[A. S. cle, claw + G. eidos, resemblance]

cleoid (klē´oid),

n a carving instrument having a blade shaped like a pointed spade or claw, with cutting edges on both sides and tip.