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1. The nose of pliers used in dentistry for contouring and adjusting wrought or cast metal dental appliances.
2. Sometimes used to describe a beak-shaped anatomic structure.
a. The bill of a bird, especially one that is strong and curved, such as that of a hawk or a finch.
b. A similar structure in other animals, such as turtles, insects, or fish.
beaked (bēkt) adj.
1. Nose of pliers used in dentistry to contour and adjust wrought or cast metal dental appliances.
2. Sometimes used to describe any beak-shaped anatomic structure.