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hatchet

Pronunciation: hatch'et

Definition: A dental instrument with an end cutting blade set at an angle to the axis of the handle and having one or two bevels; in the former case, made as right and left pairs called enamel hatchets; used for removing enamel and dentin on teeth.

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