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spill·way

(spil'wā),
A groove or channel through which food may pass from the occlusal surfaces of teeth during the masticatory process.
Synonym(s): sluiceway

spillway

Etymology: AS, spillan, to destroy, weg, wagon track
a channel or passageway through which food normally escapes from the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during chewing.

spill·way

(spil'wā)
Groove or channel through which food may pass from occlusal surfaces of teeth during masticatory process.
Synonym(s): sluiceway.

spillway,

n a channel or passageway through which food escapes from the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during mastication. The occlusal, developmental, and supplemental grooves, as well as the incisal, occlusal, labial, buccal, and lingual embrasures, become spillways during function.
spillway, axial,
n a groove that first crosses a cusp ridge or marginal ridge and extends onto an axial (mesial or distal) surface of the tooth.
spillway, interdental,
n a sluiceway formed by the interproximal contours of adjoining teeth and investing tissues.
spillway, occlusal,
n a groove that crosses only a cusp ridge or marginal ridge of a tooth; numerous on marginal ridges, thus increasing masticatory function.
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The current 16-foot diameter spillway will be enlarged to 26 feet, enabling it to pass a maximum flood of 24,700 cubic feet per second,'' said Banna, adding that the new spillway will enable the dam to handle large floods that periodically strike the area.
today issued an executive order to further expedite the effort to repair the spillways at Oroville Dam before next winter, including actions to expedite permits, strengthen coordination between agencies and streamline regulations to continue the state's rapid emergency response and recovery.
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