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Perpendicular

Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large ...

ethmoid

ethmoid  

A bone of the neurocranium forming structures within the nasal cavity such as its roof, perpendicular plate, and the superior and middle conchae. Air cells within the ethmoid bone form sinuses which ...
Winter's lines

Winter's lines  

A method of assessing the angulation and extent of impaction of mandibular third molars, first described by G. B. Winter in 1926. A line drawn along the occlusal surfaces of the erupted mandibular ...
suture

suture  

1. n. (in anatomy) A type of immovable joint found particularly in the skull.2. v. To sew up a wound to aid the healing process.3. n. The material used to sew up a wound. It may be resorbable (trade ...
ethmoid

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
39 words

... n. A bone of the neurocranium forming structures within the nasal cavity such as its roof, perpendicular plate, and the superior and middle conchae . Air cells within the ethmoid bone form sinuses which drain into the nasal...

Winter's lines

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
138 words

...of the depth of the tooth in the mandible. A second line, extending from the surface of the bone distal to the third molar to the crest of the interdental septum between the first and second molars, indicates the amount of alveolar bone enclosing the impacted tooth. A third perpendicular line is drawn from the second line to the amelo-cemental junction on the mesial surface of the impacted tooth (elevator application point) and is used to determine the depth of impaction of the tooth within the bone. Winter's lines ...

suture

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
135 words

...of suture technique may be used in minor oral surgery: when using a simple interrupted suture , each suture is tied separately; a continuous suture uses one continuous length of suture material; a mattress suture is a double stitch made parallel (horizontal mattress) or perpendicular (vertical mattress) to the wound edge. Types of surgical suturing ...

angle

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
141 words

...head in relation to the x-ray beam and x-ray film when taking extra-oral radiographs. The cavosurface angle in a prepared cavity is formed by the junction of the cavity wall with the surface of the tooth. The cusp angle is made by the slope of the cusp of a tooth with a perpendicular line bisecting the cusp. A line angle is formed at the junction of two tooth surfaces or two cavity walls; it is designated by the names of the walls forming the angle e.g. disto-buccal line angle. The angle of the mandible is formed by the junction of the ramus and the...

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