dental plate


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plate

 [plāt]
1. a flat stratum or layer.
2. dental plate; sometimes, by extension, incorrectly used to designate a complete denture.
3. a flat vessel, usually a petri dish, containing sterile solid medium for the culture of microorganisms.
4. to prepare a culture medium in a petri dish, or to inoculate such a medium with a bacterial culture.
axial plate primitive streak.
bite plate biteplate.
cortical plate a layer of compact bone overlying the spongiosa of the alveolar process on the vestibular and oral aspects of the mandible and maxilla.
deck plate roof plate.
dental plate a plate of acrylic resin, metal, or other material that is fitted to the shape of the mouth, and serves for the support of artificial teeth.
dorsal plate roof plate.
end plate see end plate.
epiphyseal plate the thin plate of cartilage between the epiphysis and the shaft of a long bone; it is the site of growth in length and is obliterated by epiphyseal closure.
equatorial plate the collection of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in mitosis.
floor plate the unpaired ventral longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also ventral plate.
foot plate footplate.
force plate force platform.
medullary plate neural plate.
muscle plate myotome (def. 2).
neural plate a thickened band of ectoderm in the midbody region of the developing embryo, which develops into the neural tube; called also medullary plate.
roof plate the unpaired dorsal longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also dorsal plate and deck plate.
tarsal plate tarsus (def. 2).
ventral plate floor plate.

dental plate

n.

dental plate

Etymology: L, dens, tooth; OFr, plate, flat structure
a dental prosthesis made to the shape of the maxilla or mandible jaw to support artificial teeth and base plate. See also denture.

dental plate

An old term for the denture base of metal or acrylic material that rests on the oral mucosa and to which artificial teeth are attached; by extension, incorrectly used to mean the complete denture.
See also: plate
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carteri are currently limited to dental plates, referral of any Texas specimens to the new genus is as yet unjustified.
The ventral valve has small teeth joining with callosities along the interior sides of the delthyrium; in the posterior part of the delthyrium the teeth are supported by short subparallel dental plates which merge anteriorly with septa bounding laterally the short muscle field (Fig.
Short dental plates merge with low septa delineating laterally the weakly impressed elongate oval muscle field, whose length is 40% of valve length; the adductors occupy the middle third of the muscle field, enclosed laterally by narrow elongate diductors.
Notothyrial platform narrows anteriorly and merges with the median septum on elevated part of the valve floor; cardinal process granulated; dental plates divergent, ventral muscle field large, bilobate anteriorly.
The ventral valve has small triangular teeth and thin laterally divergent dental plates, which merge with the laterally arched or weakly wavy septa bordering the oval to cordate muscle field.
Experimental application of biometry to the study of ceratodontid dental plates.
Ventral valve interior with strong teeth and short, widely divergent dental plates.
Ventral interior with rounded, long, slightly divergent, sulcus-bounding dental plates.
However, Iranian shells differ from other species assigned to this genus in having sulcus-bounding, not distinctly extrasinal, dental plates and a relatively narrow dorsal median fold bisected by a faint groove.
The shells from the Niur Formation show strong simple ribs, a ventral sulcus and dorsal median fold originating at some distance from the beak, rudimentary dental plates and a small cruralium lacking a cardinal process, all suggesting affiliation to Hercotrema Jin, 1989.
Shell strongly ventribiconvex, transverse, subtrapezoidal and about three quarters as long as wide, with maximum width slightly anterior to the hinge line; cardinal extremities obtuse; ventral sulcus and dorsal median fold narrow, flattened, slightly more than one quarter as wide as the shell; dorsal median fold bisected by a fine groove; radial ornament of 5-7 plications on flanks and superimposed very fine striae, about 9-11 per 1 mm; dental plates sulcus-bounding, cardinal process smooth.
Visit you dentist and check that there is not a problem with the fitting of the dental plates.