handpiece

noun
hand·​piece | \ˈhand-ˌpēs \

Medical Definition of handpiece 

: 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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