circumferential clasp


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cir·cum·fer·en·tial clasp

1. a clasp that encircles more than 180° of a tooth, including opposite angles, and that usually contacts the tooth throughout the extent of the clasp, at least one terminal being in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area;
2. a clasp consisting of two circumferential clasp arms, both of which originate from the same minor connector and are located on opposite surfaces of the abutment tooth.
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cir·cum·fer·en·tial clasp

(sĭrkŭm-fĕr-enshăl klasp)
1. Applicance that encircles more than 180 degrees of a tooth, including opposite angles and usually contacts the tooth throughout the extent of the clasp, at least one terminal being in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area;
2. Clasp consisting of two circumferential clasp arms, both of which originate from the same minor connector and are located on opposite surfaces of the abutment tooth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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