tongue depressor

noun

Definition of tongue depressor

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: a thin piece of wood that is rounded at both ends and that a doctor uses to press down on a patient's tongue when looking in the patient's throat

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“Tongue depressor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tongue%20depressor. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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tongue depressor

noun

Medical Definition of tongue depressor

: a thin wooden blade rounded at both ends that is used to depress the tongue to allow for inspection of the mouth and throat

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