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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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Hands clasped together indicate reverence or deference to the leader.
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Newman's mesmerizing solo, Flotsam and Jetsam, a premiere performed by Melissa Bischoff, opened with the dancer in a sandy gray unitard and a seaweed-like headdress standing upstage with her back to the audience, hands clasped above her head, torso undulating to the sound of surf, captured in Jesse Melcher's synthesizer score.
And although Lisa looked sizzling, she seemed to find the water a little bracing as she clasped her hands to her face.
The exhibition also included a few small charcoal drawings--with minimal shaky lines, depicting eggs, geese, chandeliers, and clasped hands.