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bur



Pronunciation: (bûr), [key]
n., v., burred, bur•ring.


n.
1. a rough, prickly case around the seeds of certain plants, as the chestnut or burdock.
2. any bur-bearing plant.
3. something that adheres like a bur.
4. Mach.burr1 (defs. 1, 3).
5. Dentistry.a rotary cutting tool usually of steel or other hard metal shaped into a shank and a head, for removing carious material from teeth and preparing cavities for filling.
6. Surg.a cutting tool resembling that of a dentist, used for the excavation of bone.

v.t.
to extract or remove burs from.

bur



Pronunciation: (bûr), [key]
n.
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Burma.

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bureau.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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