• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Osteotome (Surg) Strong nippers or a chisel for dividing bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n osteotome In surgery, a sawlike instrument for cutting bones, specifically one for cutting the bones of the fetal cranium when it is necessary to reduce it considerably to permit delivery.
    • n osteotome A form of chisel used to divide the bone in the operation of osteotomy for the correction of deformity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Osteotome (surg.) a saw-like instrument for cutting bones
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Osteo-, + Gr. te`mnein
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. osseusos, ossis, bone; Gr. osteon, bone.