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Medical Term:

tine

Pronunciation: tin

Definition

  1. In dentistry, the slender, pointed end of an explorer.
  2. An instrument used to introduce antigen, such as tuberculin into the skin, and usually containing several individual tines.

[A.S. tind, a prong]

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