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composite

 [kom-poz´it]
1. made up of unlike parts.

com·pos·ite

(kom-poz'-it),
A colloquial term for resin materials used in restorative dentistry.
[L. compositus, put together, fr. compono, to put together]

composite

/com·pos·ite/ (kom-poz´it)
1. made up of unlike parts.

com·pos·ite

(kŏm-poz'it)
A colloquial term for resin materials used in restorative dentistry.
[L. compositus, put together, fr. compono, to put together]

com·pos·ite

(kŏm-poz'it)
A colloquial term for resin materials used in restorative dentistry.
[L. compositus, put together, fr. compono, to put together]

composite,

n in dentistry, material made from mixture of resin and silica used in tooth-colored fillings and other restorative work. It was created as an alternative to metallic fillings, which were much more visible due to their dark coloring. Also known as a
resin matrix.
composite cement,
n a dental adhesive made of colloidal silica powder combined with the matrix monomer dimethacrylate.
composite odontoma,
composite resin,
composites, hybrid,
n.pl resins made from a combination of macrofill and microfill particles that are generally considered easy to polish and highly resistant to fracture and wear. They may be used for either anterior or posterior applications. See also resin, composite and resin-filled.
composites, macrofilled,
n.pl strong resins made from small particles filled with either glass or quartz. They may be difficult to polish. See also resin, composite and resin-filled.
composites, microfilled,
n.pl filled resins made from finely ground silica used for anterior esthetic restorations because they polish well and retain their shine. See also resin, composite and resin-filled.

composite

a variety of resins used in restorative dentistry.
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There were sheets on sheets of level, even brood-comb that had held in its time unnumbered thousands of unnamed workers; patches of obsolete drone-comb, broad and high-shouldered, showing to what marks the male grub was expected to grow; and two-inch deep honey-magazines, empty, but still magnificent, the whole gummed and glued into twisted scrap-work, awry on the wires; half-cells, beginnings abandoned, or grandiose, weak-walled, composite cells pieced out with rubbish and capped with dirt.
The composite monster which had caused the other troops to flee had not then appeared.
I have mentioned his dark locks--they were brushed sideways above a white and sufficiently expansive forehead; his cheek had a rather hectic freshness; his features might have done well on canvas, but indifferently in marble: they were plastic; character had set a stamp upon each; expression re-cast them at her pleasure, and strange metamorphoses she wrought, giving him now the mien of a morose bull, and anon that of an arch and mischievous girl; more frequently, the two semblances were blent, and a queer, composite countenance they made.
As it was, Madame de Bellegarde used to give him news of the dress she meant to wear at his wedding, and which had not yet, in her creative imagination, in spite of many interviews with the tailor, resolved itself into its composite totality.
It was the sad confession and continual exemplification of the shortcomings of the composite man, the spirit burdened with clay and working in matter, and of the despair that assails the higher nature at finding itself so miserably thwarted by the earthly part.
When he thought of Ellen Olenska it was abstractly, serenely, as one might think of some imaginary beloved in a book or a picture: she had become the composite vision of all that he had missed.
Whether they were the young, or merely portions of a composite creature, I did not know.
To find component forces equal to the composite or resultant force, the sum of the components must equal the resultant.
They are composite of many different men we seem to have [58] known, and fancy we could detach again from the ensemble and from each other.
The whole composite vision was achieved with the speed of light, producing no pause in the conversation, nor interrupting his calm train of thought.
He is followed by a sturdy fellow in a composite dress, which presents him under the double aspect of a groom and a gardener.
Upon my word, mother,' said Nicholas, laughing, 'as well as I remember, I should call it a kind of Composite, or mixed nose.