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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Many of those projects, including those in Galveston, required dewatering pumps on coffer dams and large excavation jobs.
Height of the coffer dam (1,512 feet above mean sea level) was ascertained in consultation with the Indus River System Authority (IRSA).
The coffer dam was then removed , allowing these various layers to act as a natural fine filter through which the water travels down to the pipes by simple infiltration.
TOP BOSS: Peter Stephenson proudly displays his award as Ernst & Young North and Midlands Overall Entrepreneur of the Year HONOURED: Peter Stephenson, chairman of Able UK at the TERRC recycling facility near Seaton Carew w with the coffer dam in the background that will form the dry dock Picture by IAN COOPER
Correction (published April 16, 2010): Bob Welch's column on Page B1 of Thursday's newspaper incorrectly referred to a "coffer dam" as a "cotter dam."
The site of the Coffer Dam being built on the Upper Chenab canal for evolving water needs of the plant was also visited.
As per the terms of the contract, HCC will carry out the construction of concrete gravity dam, spillway and appurtenant works, coffer dam and diversion tunnel, HRT intake, head race tunnel including adits, surge shaft, civil works of pressure shaft, powerhouse and tailrace tunnel.
Another 100 steel piles have been sunk to 11 metres to support the lock coffer dam.
MORE than 190 tonnes of dynamite has been laid on a 460ft high coffer dam on the Yangtze in China ahead of the "toughest demolition job".
Instead, sink interlocking concrete sections in the centre of the lake to create a coffer dam, forming the outline of a new island.
About 1 billion ringgit has been spent on resettling residents, developing the road leading to the project site, building diversion tunnels and a coffer dam.
Near Sandouping Town in Hubei province, work is already under way on the main dam wall, coffer dam and a ship lock vast enough to enable ships the size of the Titanic to sail upstream to Chongqing.