dam

(redirected from Anicut)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

dam

 [dam]
1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water or other fluid.
dental dam rubber dam.
rubber dam a sheet of thin latex rubber used by dentists to isolate a tooth or teeth from the fluids of the mouth during dental treatment, held in place by a clamp and frame. Occasionally these are used in surgical procedures to isolate tissues or structures. Called also dam.
A well-sealed properly inverted rubber dam. From Darby and Walsh, 1994.

DAM

Abbreviation for diacetylmonoxime.

Dam

(dahm),
C.P. Henrik, Danish biochemist and Nobel laureate, 1895-1976. See: Dam unit.

dam

(dam),
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. In surgery and dentistry, a sheet of thin rubber arranged so as to shut off the operative site from the access of fluid.
[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]

dam 1

(dăm)
n.
A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, as a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.

dam′mer n.

dam 2

(dăm)
n.
A female parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.

dam

(dam)
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. surgery, dentistry A sheet of thin rubber arranged so as to shut off the part operated upon from the access of fluid.
[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]

dam

(dam)
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. In surgery and dentistry, sheet of thin rubber arranged to shut off operative site from the access of fluid.
[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]
References in periodicals archive ?
The irrigation department has taken up the anicut, under Narasapuram and Jampapalem, by interlinking the existing two channels.
Restoration to channel from diversion anicut near kjammavaripalem v mundlamur m prakasam district
Tenders are invited for Am and repairs to 1) bcb near manganal in shahapur taluka 2) anicut near araker .b in yadgir taluka, 3) bcb near yadgir bayalu hanuman in yadgir taluka 4) bcb near mundaragi in yadgir taluka 5) anicut middel in bommashettyhalli- tanagundi in yadgir taluka 6)anicut in talak in yadgir taluka 7) anicut near in yadgir taluka 8) anicut near khanapur in shahapur taluka 9) anicut near bommashettyhalli in yadgir taluka yadgir district.
Tenders are invited for Annual maintainance and repairs to 1) barrage-cum-bridge near teertha village 2) anicut near benkanalli village 3) teggalli bcb near village 4)anicut near mangaloru village 5)anicut near mudnoor village 6) bcb near sonnapur village 7) bcb near madalinganal village 8)anicut near kalladevanalli village 9)anicut near laxmipura village 10) bcb near mangalor village in shorapur taluka , yadgir district.