intraoral tracing

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in·tra·o·ral trac·ing

(intră-ōrăl trāsing)
A drawing of mandibular movements using a device attached to the opposing arches; its shape resembles that of an arrowhead or a pointed (i.e., Gothic) arch; when the instrument's marking point is at the apex of the arch, the jaws are considered to be in centric relation.
Synonym(s): arrow point tracing, Gothic arch tracing, Gothic arch, needlepoint tracing, stylus tracing.
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