- 1. To express the contents from a collapsible tube or canal, such as the urethra, by running the finger along it. SYN: milk (4). 2. Subcutaneous excision of a vein in its longitudinal axis, performed with a stripper. 3. Any narrow piece, relatively long and of uniform width. [A.S. strypan, to rob]- abrasive s. a ribbon-like piece of linen on one side of which is bonded abrasive particles; used in dentistry for contouring and polishing proximal surfaces of restorations.- amalgam s. a linen s. without abrasive used to smooth proximal contours of newly placed amalgam restorations.- celluloid s. a clear plastic s. used as a matrix when inserting a cement or resin in proximal cavity preparations of anterior teeth.- lightning s. a s. of metal with abrasive on one side, used to open rough or improper contacts of proximal restorations.* * *Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project [for babies]
* * *strip 'strip vt, stripped 'stript; strip·ping to remove (a vein) by means of a stripper <stripping a varicose saphenous vein>
* * *(strip) 1. a thin, narrow, comparatively long piece of material. 2. to express the contents from a canal, such as a blood vessel, by running the finger along it. 3. to excise lengths of large veins and competent tributaries by subcutaneous dissection and a stripper. 4. to reduce the mesiodistal width of teeth, usually to make space to align crowded segments. 5. to remove metal from the inside of a crown electrochemically in order to increase the inside diameter.
Medical dictionary. 2011.