condylar guide


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con·dy·lar guid·ance

the mechanical device on an articulator that is intended to produce guidance in articulator movement, similar to those produced by the paths of the condyles in the temporomandibular joints.
See also: condylar guidance inclination.
Synonym(s): condylar guide

condylar guide

a mechanical device on a dental articulator, designed to guide articular movement similar to that produced by the condyles within the mandibular fossae of the temporomandibular joints. Compare anterior guide.

con·dy·lar guide

(kondi-lăr gīd)
That portion of a mechanical articulation device intended to direct movement of those portions of the device that simulate the condylar processes of the mandible along pathways similar to those occurring when the mandibular condyles move about the temporomandibular joints.