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hand·piece

(hand'pēs),
A powered dental instrument held in the hand, used to hold rotary cutting, grinding, or polishing implements while they revolve.

handpiece

/hand·piece/ (hand´pēs) that part of a dental engine held in the operator's hand and engaging the bur or working point while it is being revolved.

handpiece

[hand′pēs]
a handheld extraoral or intraoral device for holding rotary instruments in a dental engine or condensing points in mechanical condensing units. It can be driven by an arm, cable, belt, or tube to a power source, such as a motor, directly to a motor, or to an air-pressure driven motor.

hand·piece

(hand'pēs)
A powered dental instrument held in the hand, used to hold rotary cutting, grinding, or polishing implements while they revolve.

hand·piece

(hand'pēs)
A hand-held powered dental instrument, used to hold rotary cutting, grinding, or polishing implements while they revolve.

handpiece,

n an instrument that is used to hold rotary instruments in the dental engine or condensing points in mechanical condensing units. It is connected by an arm, cable, belt, or tube to the source of power (e.g., motor, air, water).
handpiece, air-turbine,
n a handpiece with a turbine powered by compressed air.
handpiece, contra-angle,
n a binangled instrument for use with the dental engine; permits access to areas difficult or impossible to reach with a straight handpiece.
handpiece, high-speed,
n a type of rotary or vibratory cutting tool that operates at speeds above 12,000 rpm. It is propelled by gears, a belt, or a turbine. Generally classified as an air turbine, a hydraulic turbine, or a high-speed handpiece on a conventional dental engine.
handpiece, high-speed, ultra,
n a handpiece designed to permit rotational speeds of 100,000 to 300,000 rpm.
n a monangled instrument used with mechanical condensers to reach some operating areas.
handpiece, straight,
n a handpiece whose axis is in line with the rotary instrument.
handpiece, water-turbine,
n a handpiece with a turbine powered by water under pressure.

handpiece

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