circumferential clasp arm

cir·cum·fer·en·tial clasp arm

a clasp arm that has its origin in a minor connector and follows the contour of the tooth approximately in a plane perpendicular to the path of insertion of the partial denture.

cir·cum·fer·en·tial clasp arm

(sĭrkŭm-fĕr-enshăl klasp ahrm)
One that has its origin in a minor connector and follows tooth contour approximately in a plane perpendicular to path of insertion of partial denture.
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