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A surgical instrument for scraping bones.
[Greek xūstēr, scraper, from xūein, to scrape.]
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(Surgery) a surgical instrument for scraping bone; surgical rasp or file
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: tool for scraping, from xuein to scrape, make smooth]
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