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n. (in dentistry)1. a component of a partial denture that keeps it in place. 2. an orthodontic appliance that holds the teeth in position at the end of active treatment. 3. a component of a bridge that is fixed to a natural tooth.

1. a component of a partial denture that keeps it in place. 2. an orthodontic appliance that holds the teeth in position at the end of active treatment. 3. a component of a bridge that is fixed to a natural tooth.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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