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saw

(saw),
A metal operating instrument having an edge of sharp, toothlike projections, for dividing bone, cartilage, or plaster; edges may be attached to a rigid band, a flexible wire or chain, or a motorized oscillator.
[A.S. saga]

saw

(saw) a cutting instrument with a serrated edge.
Gigli's wire saw  a flexible wire with saw teeth.
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Gigli's wire saw as used in removing segment of the skull.

saw

Orthopedics Any of a number of manual or electric devices with a serrated cutting edge, used to cut bone and/or hard tissue. See Stryker saw.

saw

(saw)
A metal operating instrument having an edge of sharp, toothlike projections, for dividing bone, cartilage, or plaster; edges may be attached to a rigid band, a flexible wire or chain, or a motorized oscillator.
[A.S. saga]

saw

(saw)
A metal operating instrument having an edge of sharp, toothlike projections, for dividing bone, cartilage, or plaster; edges may be attached to a rigid band, a flexible wire or chain, or a motorized oscillator.
[A.S. saga]

saw,

n a cutting blade with a toothed edge used to cut material too hard to slice with a knife.
saw, Gigli's wire,
n.pr a flexible wire with teeth used for osteotomy procedures; often used in blind operations.
saw, gold,
n an instrument with a thin sawlike blade used for removing surplus metal from the contact area of gold-foil restorations.
saw, Joseph,
n.pr a nasal saw often used in ramusotomy of the mandible.
saw, Koeber's,
n.pr a saw consisting of a thin, replaceable blade held in a frame; used to trim gross excess from the proximal portion of a Class II foil restoration in the preliminary stages of finishing and contouring.
saw, oscillating,
n an oscillating blade in an electrical or compressed gas-driven unit; used to cut bone.
saw, rotary,
n a rotary blade on a shaft in an electrical or compressed gas-driven unit; used to cut bone.

saw

multi-toothed cutting instrument.

chain saw
Stryker saw
surgical saw
modeled on carpentry tools but made of sterilizable materials; used for cutting cartilage and bone.
wire saw
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Immediately after sawing, lumber was graded based on the JAS for sawn lumber (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan 2007b).
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More than 80 percent of sugi logs are processed in sawmills, and almost all sawn lumber is used for construction.
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The elevated price of dense grain crossarms and the increase in juvenile wood crossarms has led to the efforts by crossarm manufacturers to seek alternatives to solid sawn crossarms (Jokerst 1972, Youngquist et al.
Signet's assets currently include the potential to contribute up to approximately $14-million cash to the combined company and a 40% interest in six sections of oil sand leases in the Sawn Lake heavy oil project area in Alberta in addition to the rights to a 40% working interest in an additional 12 sections of oil sands leases.
Steel is combined with slabs of rough sawn hardwood cladding, veneered plywood ceilings (for acoustic absorption) and concrete floors, emphasizing the pervading sense of rusticity and unassuming toughness.
The markets for sawn solid wood products in North Africa and the Middle East continue to be of great importance to the Swedish sawmilling industry.
Gaining additional knowledge of sawing methods that produce sawn boards with a radial grain is a significant problem today because such methods are rarely used.
The curved ceilings are clad in warm bevel-edge boards of plantation-grown Victorian mountain ash (Eltham Shire Council refuses to allow rainforest timber to be used in its buildings); the boards are made by cutting radially sawn wedges into flat slices.
Tests indicate that, if the manufacturing process can be perfected, Scrimber could be suitable for many structural framing applications currently using solid sawn lumber and, like many other engineered products, would be an environmentally attractive alternative to traditional lumber, since it would utilize young, fast-growing tree species.
A sliced face layer led to lower cupping deformation than a sawn face layer.