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facet

 [fas´et]
a small, plane surface on a hard body, such as a bone.

fac·et

, facette (fas'et, fă-set'), Avoid pronouncing the English word facet like the French form facette.
1. A small smooth area on a bone or other firm structure, usually an articular surface covered in life with articular cartilage. Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA]
2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
[Fr. facette]

facet

(făs′ĭt)
n.
1. Anatomy A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.
2. Biology One of the lenslike visual units of a compound eye, as of an insect.

fac′et·ed, fac′et·ted adj.

facet

A small, smooth surface of a bone where articulation occurs. See Bilateral locked facet, Unilateral locked facet.

fac·et

, facette (fas'ĕt, fă-set') [TA]
1. A small, smooth area on a bone or other firm structure.
2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
[Fr. facette]

facet

A small flat surface on a bone or tooth or other hard body. A facet may be natural, as on the arches of the vertebrae, or the result of wear.

fac·et

(fas'ĕt)
1. [TA] A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
2. [TA] Small smooth area on bone or other firm structure.
Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA] .
[Fr. facette]