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bite block(bīt blok)
Device used in dentistry for recording the spatial relation of the jaws in respect to the occlusion of teeth.
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1. A wedge of sturdy material used to maintain space between the two jaws.
2. A film holder held between the teeth for stable retention of the film packet during dental radiology.
See also: block
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