circumferential clasp


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cir·cum·fer·en·tial clasp

1. a clasp that encircles more than 180° of a tooth, including opposite angles, and that usually contacts the tooth throughout the extent of the clasp, at least one terminal being in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area;
2. a clasp consisting of two circumferential clasp arms, both of which originate from the same minor connector and are located on opposite surfaces of the abutment tooth.

cir·cum·fer·en·tial clasp

(sĭrkŭm-fĕr-enshăl klasp)
1. Applicance that encircles more than 180 degrees of a tooth, including opposite angles and usually contacts the tooth throughout the extent of the clasp, at least one terminal being in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area;
2. Clasp consisting of two circumferential clasp arms, both of which originate from the same minor connector and are located on opposite surfaces of the abutment tooth.
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