pivoting(redirected from Partial pivoting)
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A swinging motion of the hand and arm carried out by balancing on the fulcrum finger during periodontal scaling. The hand pivot is used to assist in maintaining adaptation of the working-end of the scaling instrument.
said of the exercise demanded of a horse when testing a limb for weakness or lameness; the horse is forced to turn very tightly so that it actually pivots on the limb being examined.