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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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No need of metal clasps-only tissue colored clasps that blend with natural teeth
Flight Lieutenant B Lee - Officer Commanding 1368 (Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa) Squadron, who received the 2nd Clasp to the CFM for 26 years service.
There were three clasps granted for this Star, only one of which could be awarded to the recipient.
The female did not appear compressed laterally during these clasps because the male chub's posterior flank impacted the stoneroller's dorsal surface.
A similar Crimea Medal with three clasps, for Balaclava, Inkermann and Sebastopol, and Turkish Crimea Medal, awarded to another surviving "charger," Corporal Joseph Vick, of the 4th Light Dragoons, are estimated at up to pounds 3,500.
The QFRS highly values opportunities to come together to recognise the achievements of our staff and personnel and all medal and clasp recipients should take the time today to reflect on their achievements.
Flexural properties and surface finishing of acetal resin denture clasps.
Azoff" was awarded only to Naval and Royal Marine personel who served in the sea of Azoff in 1855 and it would seem likely this was one of Gough's two clasps.
Many lads won't live to see their medals and clasps.
Contract notice: the provision of arctic star medals including ribbon and bomber command clasps.
Loop the necklace clasps at each end of the strand and tie them, double knotted, so that they stay in place.