1. An instrument for prying up a sunken part, such as the depressed fragment of bone in fracture of the skull, or for elevating tissues from their attachment to bone.
2. A surgical instrument used to luxate and remove teeth and roots that cannot be engaged by the beaks of forceps, or to loosen teeth and roots before forceps application.
Synonyms: dental lever
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