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clasp

(klasp),
1. A part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for the denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. A direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm of a clasp usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.

clasp

(klasp) a device to hold something.

clasp

Etymology: ME, clippen, to embrace
1 (in dentistry) a sleevelike fitting that is fastened over a tooth to hold a partial denture in place.
2 (in surgery) any device for holding together tissues, especially bones.

CLASP

Cardiology A clinical study–Collaborative Low-Dose Aspirin Study in Pregnancy which evaluated the effects of low-dose aspirin–used to prevent pregnancy-related HTN—on intrauterine growth

clasp

(klasp)
1. A part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for the denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. A direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm of a clasp usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.
3. Any device for holding tissues together.

clasp

(klasp)
1. Part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. Direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.
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The "1st Army" clasp was given to those serving in Tunisia or Algeria between November 8 and December 31, 1942.
The author was asked to conduct a qualitative evaluation of the impact of CLASP on students and chose the CIT as the most suitable method.
The clasp featured red and white dragons of the Merlin Prophecy, an ancient tale of the ancient race of Britons defeating the Anglo-Saxon hordes.
Details: The link to the CLASP audioconference Program brochure and registration form is www.
The CLASP column attach process joins the Pb90-Sn10 solder column to the ceramic substrate with a eutectic tin-lead solder that has been doped with a small percentage of palladium.
The categories are: interim (male behavior between spawns), approach (female behavior directed towards interim male), alignment (behavior affecting precise orientation of spawning pair over substrate), run (initiated by female, synchronized movement of aligned pair over substrate), clasp (momentary flexure of male's body about an axis determined by female's position at the end of her run) and dissociation (pair separation immediatel y after the clasp).
Mini gold satin beaded bag with metal clasp pounds 20, from the Freemans catalogue (order No ND 077 02).
On Friday, coincidentally, Catrina was at Live Theatre to talk about her new play, Rattle Snake, a co-production between the Newcastle theatre company and Open Clasp.
Tenders are invited for envelopes for warehouse delivery: 50 pk of envelope, 10" x 15", clasp, 28# kraft, 100/pk, quality park 37898, school specialty 085051 is100505; 10 bx of envelope, coin, 2.
Jumping Puddles, from The Open Clasp Theatre Company and Frantic Assembly, is a funny and moving story about two sisters fast-tracked to adulthood as they discover it's hard being a girl, but harder still when faced with the harsh reality and fragility of life.
The UK Government announced in February that the Bomber Command Clasp would be awarded to aircrew in recognition of their bravery and service.