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pre·lim·i·nar·y im·pres·sion

in dentistry, an impression made for the purpose of diagnosis or the construction of a tray.
Synonym(s): primary impression

pre·lim·i·nar·y im·pres·sion

(prĕ-limi-nar-ē im-preshŭn)
In dentistry, impression made for purpose of diagnosis or construction of a tray.
Synonym(s): primary impression.
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