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facet

 [fas´et]
a small, plane surface on a hard body, such as a bone.

fac·et

, facette (fas'et, fă-set'), Avoid pronouncing the English word facet like the French form facette.
1. A small smooth area on a bone or other firm structure, usually an articular surface covered in life with articular cartilage. Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA]
2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
[Fr. facette]

facet

/fac·et/ (fas´it) a small plane surface on a hard body, as on a bone.

facet

(făs′ĭt)
n.
1. Anatomy A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.
2. Biology One of the lenslike visual units of a compound eye, as of an insect.

fac′et·ed, fac′et·ted adj.

facet

[fas′it]
Etymology: Fr, facette, little face
1 (in dentistry) a flattened, highly polished wear pattern on a tooth.
2 a small, smooth-surfaced process for articulation.

facet

A small, smooth surface of a bone where articulation occurs. See Bilateral locked facet, Unilateral locked facet.

fac·et

, facette (fas'ĕt, fă-set') [TA]
1. A small, smooth area on a bone or other firm structure.
2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
[Fr. facette]

facet

A small flat surface on a bone or tooth or other hard body. A facet may be natural, as on the arches of the vertebrae, or the result of wear.

facet

smooth area on bone denoting articulation with adjacent bone, tendon, ligament or bursa

fac·et

(fas'ĕt)
1. [TA] A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
2. [TA] Small smooth area on bone or other firm structure.
Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA] .
[Fr. facette]

facet (fas´et),

n a flattened, highly polished wear pattern, as noted on a tooth.

facet

a small, plane surface on a hard body such as a bone.