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broach

 [brōch]
1. an elongated, tapered, and serrated cutting tool for shaping and enlarging holes.
2. barbed b.; root canal b.
barbed broach a thin, flexible, hand-operated or engine-driven endodontic instrument, usually tapered, with a series of sharply pointed barbs along the operative head; used for engaging and removing the dental pulp and other substances intact from the root canal or pulp chamber.
pathfinder broach root canal probe.
root canal broach a broach, usually barbed, used for removing the soft tissue contents of the root canal; see barbed b.
smooth broach root canal probe.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

broach

(brōch),
A dental instrument for removing the pulp of a tooth or exploring the canal.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

broach

(brōch)
A dental instrument for removing the pulp of a tooth or exploring the dentinal canal.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

broach

(brōch)
A dental instrument for removing the pulp of a tooth or exploring the canal.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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