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plugger

 [plug´er]
a dental instrument for packing, condensing, and compacting filling material into a tooth cavity.

plug·ger

(plŭg'ĕr),
A dental instrument used for condensing gold (foil), amalgam, or any plastic material in a cavity; operated by hand or by mechanical methods.
Synonym(s): packer (2) , plugging instrument

plugger

/plug·ger/ (plug´er) an instrument for compacting filling material in a tooth cavity.

plugger

an instrument for condensing or consolidating a filling material, such as a dental amalgam into a tooth restoration or gutta-percha into a root canal. See also packer.

plug·ger

(plŭg'ĕr)
A dental instrument used for condensing gold (foil), amalgam, or any plastic material in a tooth cavity, operated by hand or by mechanical means.
Synonym(s): packer (2) .

plug·ger

(plŭg'ĕr)
Dental instrument used to condense gold (foil), amalgam, or any plastic material in a cavity; operated by hand or by mechanical methods.
Synonym(s): packer (2) , plugging instrument.

plugger,

n an instrument used to compress the filling material in an apical and lateral direction when a root canal is being filled. See also condenser.