Airbrasive


Airbrasive
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌbrāsiv, -ziv\ trademark
— used for an apparatus designed to abrade surfaces by means of a jet of gas carrying abrasive powder under pressure

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/air"bray'siv, -ziv/, Dentistry.
n.
1. an instrument for cutting tooth structure by means of a stream of abrasive particles under gas or air pressure.
adj.
2. noting or pertaining to the technique of using this instrument.
[1940-45; AIR1 + (A)BRASIVE]

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