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crown

 [krown]
1. the topmost part of an organ or structure, e.g., the top of the head.
anatomical crown the upper, enamel-covered part of a tooth.
 Anatomical and clinical crowns, demonstrating that the former are independent of the state of surrounding tissues while the latter depend on the height of the surrounding gingiva. From Dorland's, 2000.
artificial crown a metal, porcelain, or plastic reproduction of a crown affixed to the remaining natural structure of a tooth.
clinical crown that portion of a tooth visible above the gingiva.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

crown

(krown), [TA]
1. Any structure, normal or pathologic, resembling or suggesting a crown or a wreath.
2. In dentistry, that part of a tooth that is covered with enamel. Synonym(s): corona [TA]
3. An artificial substitute for the part of a tooth that is normally covered with enamel.
[L. corona]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

crown

(kroun)
n.
1. The top or highest part of bodily structure, especially the head.
2. The part of a tooth that is covered by enamel and projects beyond the gum line.
3. An artificial substitute for the natural crown of a tooth.
v.
1. To put a crown on a tooth.
2. To reach a stage in labor when a large segment of the fetal scalp is visible at the vaginal orifice. Used of a fetus or the head of a fetus.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

crown

(krown)
1. Any structure, normal or pathologic, resembling or suggesting a crown or a wreath.
2. dentistry That part of a tooth that is covered with enamel, or an artificial substitute for that part.
Synonym(s): corona [TA] .
[L. corona]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

crown

The visible part of a tooth. The part covered by enamel.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Crown

The natural crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth covered by enamel. Also, a restorative crown is a protective shell that fits over a tooth.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

crown

(krown)
1. [TA] In dentistry, that part of a tooth that is covered with enamel.
2. An artificial substitute for the part of a tooth that is normally covered with enamel.
[L. corona]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
We will take thee at the same ransom with Prior Aymer, or rather at one hundred crowns lower, which hundred crowns shall be mine own peculiar loss, and not light upon this worshipful community; and so we shall avoid the heinous offence of rating a Jew merchant as high as a Christian prelate, and thou wilt have six hundred crowns remaining to treat for thy daughter's ransom.
Usurer as thou art, thou didst never place coin at better interest than that poor silver mark, for it has this day saved thee five hundred crowns.''
``Well, Prior,'' said the Outlaw, ``I will detain thee no longer here than to give the Jew a quittance for the six hundred crowns at which thy ransom is fixed I accept of him for my pay-master; and if I hear that ye boggle at allowing him in his accompts the sum so paid by him, Saint Mary refuse me, an I burn not the abbey over thine head, though I hang ten years the sooner!''
With a much worse grace than that wherewith he had penned the letter to Bois-Guilbert, the Prior wrote an acquittance, discharging Isaac of York of six hundred crowns, advanced to him in his need for acquittal of his ransom, and faithfully promising to hold true compt with him for that sum.
He gave, accordingly, an order sealed with his signet, to a brother of his tribe at York, requiring him to pay to the bearer the sum of a thousand crowns, and to deliver certain merchandises specified in the note.
hath the payment of a thousand crowns put thy daughter's peril out of thy mind?''
Then, amid a burst of wild, sweet music, the Frost-King placed the Flower crown on his head, and knelt to little Violet; while far and near, over the broad green earth, sounded the voices of flowers, singing their thanks to the gentle Fairy, and the summer wind was laden with perfumes, which they sent as tokens of their gratitude; and wherever she went, old trees bent down to fold their slender branches round her, flowers laid their soft faces against her own, and whispered blessings; even the humble moss bent over the little feet, and kissed them as they passed.
It is not good judgment to fit a crown of life upon a city which has been destroyed six times.
Weston are at the Crown at this moment," said Frank Churchill, "examining the capabilities of the house.
Emma was most happy to be called to such a council; and her father, engaging to think it all over while she was gone, the two young people set off together without delay for the Crown. There were Mr.
There are several crowns, including one called Orikogbofo, which reflects the personal taste of the king, among many others.
* Boost spending by more than 70 billion Swedish crowns ($7.70 billion) in the next four years to strengthen the welfare system.