expansion prosthesis


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expansion prosthesis

A prosthesis that expands the lateral segment of the maxilla; used in clefts of the soft and hard palates and alveolar processes.
See also: prosthesis

ex·pan·sion pros·the·sis

(eks-pan'shŭn pros-thē'sis)
A prosthesis used to widen the lateral segment of the maxilla in cleft palate.