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(in′strŭ-mĕnt )

[L. instrumentum, tool]

1. A mechanical device.
2. A special tool for accomplishing a specific task. Reflex hammers, microscopes, stethoscopes, cystoscopes, and surgeon's scalpels are all instruments.

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