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abutment

 [ah-but´ment]
the anchorage tooth for a bridge.
Abutment tooth. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·but·ment

(ă-bŭt'ment),
In dentistry, a natural tooth or implanted tooth substitute, used to support or anchor a fixed or removable prosthesis.
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Abutment

A term of art referring to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth or teeth, which are used to anchor a fixed or removable dental prosthesis or bridge.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·but·ment

(ă-bŭt'mĕnt)
dentistry A natural tooth or implanted tooth substitute, used to support or anchor a fixed or removable prosthesis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

a·but·ment

(ă-bŭt'mĕnt)
In dentistry, a natural tooth or implanted tooth substitute, used to support or anchor a fixed or removable prosthesis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012