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facet

 [fas´et]
a small, plane surface on a hard body, such as a bone.

fac·et

, facette (fas'et, fă-set'), Avoid pronouncing the English word facet like the French form facette.
1. A small smooth area on a bone or other firm structure, usually an articular surface covered in life with articular cartilage. Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA]
2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
[Fr. facette]

facet

/fac·et/ (fas´it) a small plane surface on a hard body, as on a bone.

facet

(făs′ĭt)
n.
1. Anatomy A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.
2. Biology One of the lenslike visual units of a compound eye, as of an insect.

fac′et·ed, fac′et·ted adj.

facet

[fas′it]
Etymology: Fr, facette, little face
1 (in dentistry) a flattened, highly polished wear pattern on a tooth.
2 a small, smooth-surfaced process for articulation.

facet

A small, smooth surface of a bone where articulation occurs. See Bilateral locked facet, Unilateral locked facet.

fac·et

, facette (fas'ĕt, fă-set') [TA]
1. A small, smooth area on a bone or other firm structure.
2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
[Fr. facette]

facet

A small flat surface on a bone or tooth or other hard body. A facet may be natural, as on the arches of the vertebrae, or the result of wear.

facet

smooth area on bone denoting articulation with adjacent bone, tendon, ligament or bursa

fac·et

(fas'ĕt)
1. [TA] A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
2. [TA] Small smooth area on bone or other firm structure.
Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA] .
[Fr. facette]

facet (fas´et),

n a flattened, highly polished wear pattern, as noted on a tooth.

facet

a small, plane surface on a hard body such as a bone.
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The facet line (FL) was defined as the line passing between the anteromedial and posteromedial margin of the bilateral superior articular facet.
Observed and measured values of superior articular facet (SAF] were as below:
For each facet, the unidimensionality assumption was tested on the model-derivation sample by applying parallel analysis (PA) and the unidimensional factor model with the polychoric correlation matrix and the robust unweighted least squares (ULSMV) estimator.
For selected specimens, the percentage of facets present on the fracture surface was also evaluated and the mechanisms for the formation of the facets are discussed.
Facet joint load increased after fusion and positively correlated with the number of fusion segments.
Several options formerly available under the All Results facet for web searches are no longer available:
Treatment of unilateral facet joint injuries depends on the degree of bony, ligamentous and cord involvement as well as spinal stability and may be non-operative for simple stable unilateral facet dislocation, as in our patient, (immobilization or closed reduction) or surgical (failed conservative measures, persistent instability, signs of middle column disruption at the outset, cord injury or epidural haematoma requiring surgical decompression).
Diagnostic accuracy study comparing the Kemp's test (or Quadrant test or extension-rotation test) with an acceptable reference standard, preferably facet joint injections.
Experience tells us that we need to be much more intense in the time and effort we set aside to take care of one or two facets.
Referring to the above example, the indexer can tell if a proceeding document contains an article including the term "Web" in the article title when the facet is selected.
Since the reflection occurs twice on a TIR facet, the reflected field at a point P'(x',z') on one of the illuminated facets must result from another point P(x', z') on the other facet of the same groove (see Figure 2).
Essentially, an element i of a facet I is flippable if and only if r(I, i) [member of] {[+ or - ][beta]\[beta] [member of] inv([rho])}, and then i flips to the unique position j [not member of] I such that r(I,j) [member of] {[+ or -]r(I, i)}.