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CONTRA ANGLE [1 record]

Record 1 2002-03-01


Subject field(s)
  • Medical Instruments and Devices

[A handpiece] in which the shaft of the rotary instrument is set at a desire angle through the use of two, or sometimes more, bends or angles, used to reach areas in the oral cavity that are difficult to access.

Key term(s)
  • contra-angle handpiece
  • contra angle handpiece
  • contra angle


  • Instruments et appareillages médicaux

Pièce à main à angle droit comportant en outre un ou plusieurs angles disposés de façon à ramener la partie active de l'outil approximativement dans le prolongement de l'axe principal de la pièce à main.


contre-angle; pièce à main à contre-angle : termes normalisés par l'AFNOR.


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