interocclusal distance

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distance

 [dis´tans]
the measure of space intervening between two objects or two points of reference.
interocclusal distance the distance between the occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth with the mandible in physiologic rest position.
interocular distance the distance between the eyes, usually used in reference to the interpupillary distance (the distance between the two pupils when the visual axes are parallel).

in·ter·oc·clu·sal dis·tance

1. the vertical distance between the opposing occlusal surfaces, assuming rest relation unless otherwise designated; Synonym(s): interocclusal rest space (1)
2. Synonym(s): freeway space

interocclusal distance, interocclusal gap

in·ter·oc·clu·sal dis·tance

(in'tĕr-ŏ-klū'zăl dis'tăns)
1. The vertical distance between the opposing occlusal surfaces, assuming the rest relation unless otherwise designated.
2. Synonym(s): freeway space.

in·ter·oc·clu·sal dis·tance

(in'tĕr-ŏ-klū'zăl dis'tăns)
1. Vertical distance between opposing occlusal surfaces, assuming rest relation unless otherwise designated.
Synonym(s): interocclusal rest space (1) .
2. Synonym(s): freeway space.

distance

the measure of space intervening between two objects or two points of reference.

critical distance
focal-film distance
the distance between the anode of the x-ray tube and the film; an important exposure value.
flight distance
guard distance
interocclusal distance
the distance between the occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth with the mandible in physiological rest position.
interocular distance
the distance between the eyes, usually used in reference to the interpupillary distance (the distance between the two pupils when the visual axes are parallel).