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rasp

 [rasp]
1. a coarse file used in surgery; called also raspatory.
2. to file with such an instrument.
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ras·pa·to·ry

(ras'pă-tō'rē),
A surgical instrument used to smooth the edges of a divided bone.
[L. raspatorium]
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ras·pa·to·ry

(ras'pă-tōr-ē)
A surgical instrument used to smooth the edges of a divided bone.
[L. raspatorium]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The cold dissection group was subjected to the cold dissection technique (scissors and raspatory) with hemostasis using packs; and if bleeding continued, diathermy was used for hemostasis.