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clasp

(klasp),
1. A part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for the denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. A direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm of a clasp usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.

clasp

(klasp) a device to hold something.

clasp

Etymology: ME, clippen, to embrace
1 (in dentistry) a sleevelike fitting that is fastened over a tooth to hold a partial denture in place.
2 (in surgery) any device for holding together tissues, especially bones.

CLASP

Cardiology A clinical study–Collaborative Low-Dose Aspirin Study in Pregnancy which evaluated the effects of low-dose aspirin–used to prevent pregnancy-related HTN—on intrauterine growth

clasp

(klasp)
1. A part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for the denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. A direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm of a clasp usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.
3. Any device for holding tissues together.

clasp

(klasp)
1. Part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. Direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.