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anchorage

 [ang´kŏ-rij]
fixation (def. 1), especially surgical fixation of a displaced viscus.
1. in operative dentistry, fixation of fillings, or of artificial crowns or bridges. In orthodontics, the support used for a regulating apparatus.
2. in orthodontics, the support used for a regulating apparatus.
3. in tissue cell culture, the attachment of proliferating cells to a solid surface.

an·chor·age

(ang'kōr-ij),
1. Operative fixation of loose or prolapsed abdominal or pelvic organs.
2. The part to which anything is fastened. In dentistry, a tooth or an implanted tooth substitute with which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restoration is retained.
3. The nature and degree of resistance to displacement offered by an anatomic unit when used for the purpose of effecting tooth movement.
[L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra, anchor]

anchorage

/an·chor·age/ (ang´ker-ij) fixation, e.g., surgical fixation of a displaced viscus or, in operative dentistry, fixation of fillings or of artificial crowns or bridges. In orthodontics, the support used for a regulating apparatus.

anchorage

Etymology: Gk, agkyra, anchor
surgical fixation of a movable body part.
The adherence or attachment by cells, usually fibroblasts, to a solid or semisolid support medium, which many cells need for optimal growth

an·chor·age

(ang'kŏr-ăj)
1. Operative fixation of loose or prolapsed abdominal or pelvic organs.
2. The part to which anything is fastened.
3. dentistry A tooth or an implanted tooth substitute with which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restoration is retained.
4. The nature and degree of resistance to displacement offered by an anatomic unit when used for the purpose of effecting tooth movement.
[L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra, anchor]

an·chor·age

(ang'kŏr-ăj)
1. In dentistry, a tooth or an implanted tooth substitute with which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restoration is retained.
2. The nature and degree of resistance to displacement offered by an anatomic unit when used for the purpose of effecting tooth movement.
[L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra, anchor]

anchorage,

n 1. the supporting base for orthodontic forces applied to stimulate tooth movement.
n 2. the area of application of the reciprocal forces generated when corrective forces are applied to teeth. Anchorage units may be one tooth or more or may include a portion of the neck or cranium.
anchorage bends,
n.pl bends placed in an orthodontic wire to enhance the resistance to the anterior displacement of teeth during orthodontic treatment; primarily used in the Tweed and Begg techniques.
anchorage, cervical,
n an extraoral anchorage based at the back of the neck.
anchorage, cranial,
n an extraoral anchorage based at the back of the skull.
anchorage, extraoral,
n in orthodontics, an orthodontic anchorage based outside the oral cavity. Dental attachments are typically linked to a wire bow or hooks extending between the lips and attached elastically to a cap, a strap around the neck, or another extraoral device.
anchorage, facial,
n an extraoral anchorage based on the face, usually the chin or forehead.
anchorage, intermaxillary,
n an anchorage based in the opposite jaw.
anchorage, intramaxillary,
n an anchorage based on teeth within the same jaw.
anchorage, intraoral,
n an anchorage based within the oral cavity (in-termaxillary, intramaxillary, or myofunctional).
anchorage, occipital,
n a cranial anchorage based in the occipital area.
anchorage, reciprocal,
n all anchorage is reciprocal; sometimes used to describe a force system in which the resistance units are similar.
anchorage, simple,
n the use of a tooth as a resistance unit without tipping control.
anchorage, stationary,
n a genus of Nematoda commonly known as
hookworm.

anchorage

fixation, e.g. surgical fixation of a displaced viscus.
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