handpiece

noun

hand·​piece ˈhand-ˌpēs How to pronounce handpiece (audio)
: the part of a mechanized device designed to be held or manipulated by hand
especially : the handheld part of an electrically powered dental apparatus that holds the revolving instruments (as a bur)

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“Handpiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/handpiece. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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