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sur·vey·or

(sŭr-vā'ŏr, ōr),
In dentistry, the instrument used in surveying.

surveyor

a dental instrument composed of a vertical post mounted to a flat metal base, a horizontal arm connected to the vertical post, followed by a vertical stylus which encases a piece of pencil lead. The second portion is a table to which a plaster cast of the teeth is clamped, so that a surveyed height of contour can be established.

sur·vey·or

(sŭr-vā'ŏr)
In dentistry, instrument used in procedure of surveying.

surveyor (survā´ər),

n an instrument used to determine the relative parallelism of two or more surfaces of teeth or other portions of a cast of the dental arch.
surveyor, Ney,
n.pr the first commercially available dental cast surveyor designed to select a path of placement or insertion for a restoration.