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rasp

 [rasp]
1. a coarse file used in surgery; called also raspatory.
2. to file with such an instrument.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

RASP

Abbreviation for:
resource allocation and service planning
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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