1. A small spot or minute area.
2. The sharp end of an object or instrument.
3. A clearly defined approach to a surface, such as pus from an abscess. An abrasive rotary point is a small instrument inserted into a dental handpiece used for grinding, smoothing, or polishing. A condenser point is the small contact tip of an instrument used for condensing amalgam or gold foil. Contact point See contact. Gutta-percha point See gutta-percha. A trigger point is a specific spot on the body that will elicit pain if touched.
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