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Definition: 'Elevator'

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elevator

Type: Term

Pronunciation: el′ĕ-vā′tŏr

Definitions:
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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