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anchorage

 [ang´kŏ-rij]
fixation (def. 1), especially surgical fixation of a displaced viscus.
1. in operative dentistry, fixation of fillings, or of artificial crowns or bridges. In orthodontics, the support used for a regulating apparatus.
2. in orthodontics, the support used for a regulating apparatus.
3. in tissue cell culture, the attachment of proliferating cells to a solid surface.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·chor·age

(ang'kōr-ij),
1. Operative fixation of loose or prolapsed abdominal or pelvic organs.
2. The part to which anything is fastened. In dentistry, a tooth or an implanted tooth substitute with which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restoration is retained.
3. The nature and degree of resistance to displacement offered by an anatomic unit when used for the purpose of effecting tooth movement.
[L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra, anchor]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
The adherence or attachment by cells, usually fibroblasts, to a solid or semisolid support medium, which many cells need for optimal growth
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·chor·age

(ang'kŏr-ăj)
1. Operative fixation of loose or prolapsed abdominal or pelvic organs.
2. The part to which anything is fastened.
3. dentistry A tooth or an implanted tooth substitute with which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restoration is retained.
4. The nature and degree of resistance to displacement offered by an anatomic unit when used for the purpose of effecting tooth movement.
[L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra, anchor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

an·chor·age

(ang'kŏr-ăj)
1. In dentistry, a tooth or an implanted tooth substitute with which a fixed or removable partial denture, crown, or restoration is retained.
2. The nature and degree of resistance to displacement offered by an anatomic unit when used for the purpose of effecting tooth movement.
[L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra, anchor]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012