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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: bin-ang′-ŭl


  1. The second angle given the shank of an angled instrument to bring its working end close to the axis of the handle to prevent it from turning about the axis.
  2. A dental instrument possessing the above characteristics.

[L. bini, pair, + angulus, angle]

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