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dam

 [dam]
1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water or other fluid.
dental dam rubber dam.
rubber dam a sheet of thin latex rubber used by dentists to isolate a tooth or teeth from the fluids of the mouth during dental treatment, held in place by a clamp and frame. Occasionally these are used in surgical procedures to isolate tissues or structures. Called also dam.
A well-sealed properly inverted rubber dam. From Darby and Walsh, 1994.

DAM

Abbreviation for diacetylmonoxime.

Dam

(dahm),
C.P. Henrik, Danish biochemist and Nobel laureate, 1895-1976. See: Dam unit.

dam

(dam),
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. In surgery and dentistry, a sheet of thin rubber arranged so as to shut off the operative site from the access of fluid.
[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]

dam

(dam)
1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of fluid.
2. a thin sheet of latex used in surgical procedures to separate certain tissues or structures.

rubber dam  a thin sheet of latex rubber used to isolate teeth from mouth fluids during dental therapy.

dam 1

(dăm)
n.
A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, as a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.

dam′mer n.

dam 2

(dăm)
n.
A female parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.

dam

a barrier to the flow of fluid, as a dam placed around a tooth to protect it from saliva during restoration. See also rubber dam.

dam

(dam)
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. surgery, dentistry A sheet of thin rubber arranged so as to shut off the part operated upon from the access of fluid.
[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]

dam

(dam)
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. In surgery and dentistry, sheet of thin rubber arranged to shut off operative site from the access of fluid.
[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]

dam,

a barrier to the passage of moisture or saliva.
dam, post-,
dam, rubber, n
a thin sheet of latex rubber used to isolate a tooth or teeth and keep them dry during a dental procedure.
dam, rubber, punch,
n a hand-punch instrument with progressively larger openings, used to make a hole(s) in the rubber dam.

dam

female parent.

dam line
characteristics contributed to the offspring of a cross mating by the dam.
dam-offspring bond
the close relationship of seeking, suckling and protecting imprinted at birth by sight, taste and smell. Called also maternal bond.
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