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Pronunciation: di-rek'tor


  1. A smoothly grooved instrument used with a knife to limit the incision of tissues.
  2. The head of a service or specialty division.

Synonym(s): staff2

[L. dirigo, pp. -rectus, to arrange, set in order]

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