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excavator

 [eks´kah-va″ter]
a scoop or gouge for surgical use.

ex·ca·va·tor

(eks'kă-vā-tŏr),
1. An instrument like a large, sharp spoon or scoop, used in scraping out pathologic tissue.
2. In dentistry, an instrument, generally a small spoon or curette, for cleaning out and shaping a carious cavity preparatory to filling.

excavator

[eks′kəvāt′ər]
Etymology: L, ex, out + cavus, hollow
1 an instrument for hollowing out something by removing the center or inner part, or for making a hole or cavity such as the removal of caries or granulation tissue.
2 a scoop, spoon, or gouge for surgical use.

ex·ca·va·tor

(eks'kă-vā-tŏr)
1. An instrument like a large sharp spoon or scoop, used to scrape out pathologic tissue.
2. dentistry An instrument, generally a small spoon or curette, used to clean out and shape a carious cavity before filling it.

ex·ca·va·tor

(eks'kă-vā-tŏr)
In dentistry, an instrument, generally a small spoon or curette, for cleaning out and shaping a carious cavity preparatory to filling.

excavator

a scoop or gouge for surgical use.
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