Definition of tongue depressor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tongue depressor

BrE BrE//ˈtʌŋ dɪpresə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌŋ dɪpresər//
(North American English) (British English spatula)
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a thin flat instrument that doctors use for pressing the tongue down when they are examining somebody’s throat
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tongue depressor

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