freeway space


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free·way space

the space between the occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when the mandible is in physiologic resting position.

freeway space

Etymology: AS, freo + wegan + L, spatiaum
the separation between the occlusal surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when the mandible is in its rest position. Also called interocclusal distance, interocclusal gap.

free·way space

(frē'wā spās)
The space between the occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when the mandible is in physiologic resting position.
Synonym(s): interocclusal distance (2) .

free·way space

(frē'wā spās)
Area between occluding surfaces of maxillary and mandibular teeth when mandible is in physiologic resting position.
Synonym(s): interocclusal clearance, interocclusal distance (2) , interocclusal gap, interocclusal rest space (2) .

freeway space

space between opposing premolars when the mouth is closed.
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