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fraise

Pronunciation: fraz

Definition: A burr in the shape of a hemispherical button with cutting edges, used to enlarge a trephine opening in the skull or to cut osteoplastic flaps; the smooth convexity of the button prevents injury to the dura.

[Fr. strawberry]

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