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hatchet

 [hach´et]
a bibeveled or single beveled cutting dental instrument having its cutting edge in line with the axis of its blade; used for breaking down tooth structures undermined by caries, for smoothing cavity walls, and for sharpening line and point angles.
Hatchet. From Dorland's, 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hatch·et

(hatch'et),
A dental instrument with an end cutting blade set at an angle to the axis of the handle and having one or two bevels; in the former case, made as right and left pairs called enamel hatchets; used for removing enamel and dentin on teeth.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hatch·et

(hachĕt)
A dental instrument with an end cutting blade set at an angle to the axis of the handle and having one or two bevels; used to remove enamel and dentin on teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hatch·et

(hachĕt)
Dental instrument with an end cutting blade set at an angle to axis of handle and having one or two bevels; in the former case, made as right and left pairs called enamel hatchets; used to remove enamel and dentin. Also called hatchet excavator.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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