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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.

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]
The adherence or attachment by cells, usually fibroblasts, to a solid or semisolid support medium, which many cells need for optimal growth

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]

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]