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dove·tail

(dŭv'tāl),
A widened portion of a cavity preparation usually established to increase the retention and resistance form.

dove·tail

(dŭv'tāl)
Widened portion of cavity preparation usually established to increase retention and resistance form.

dovetail

(dov´tāl),
n a widened or fanned-out portion of a prepared cavity, usually established deliberately to increase the retention and resistance form.
dovetail, lingual,
n a dovetail established as a step portion, with lingual approach, in some Class 3 and Class 4 preparations; used to supplement the retentions and resistance form.
dovetail, occlusal,
n a dovetail established at the terminal of the occlusal step of a proximal cavity.
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