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sealant

 [sēl´ant]
an agent that protects against access from the outside or leakage from the inside; called also sealer.
dental sealant a thin plastic coating put into the pits and fissures of teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

seal·ant

(sē'lănt),
1. A material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sealant

(sē′lənt)
n.
1. A substance, such as sealing wax, used to seal a surface to prevent passage of a liquid or gas.
2. A plastic resin used in dentistry to coat the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

sealant

Dentistry A UV light-cured resin used to coat fissures in teeth and prevent cavities Surgery A substance used to close gaps or vessels. See Fibrin sealant.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

seal·ant

(sēl'ănt)
1. A material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Sealant

A thin plastic substance that is painted over teeth as an anti-cavity measure to seal out food particles and acids produced by bacteria.
Mentioned in: Tooth Decay
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

seal·ant

(sēl'ănt)
1. Material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.
3. Composite material applied to dental pits and fissures to prevent decay.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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