Pronunciation: man'drel, man'dril
- The shaft or spindle to which a tool is attached and by means of which it is rotated.
- In dentistry, an instrument used in a handpiece to hold a disc, stone, or cup used for grinding, smoothing, or finishing.
[G. mandra, a stable; the bed in which a ring's stone is set]
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.