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 [sur´fas]
the outer part or external aspect of a solid body; called also facies.
buccal surface the vestibular surface of the molars and premolars, which faces the cheek.
contact surface proximal surface.
distal surface the surface of a tooth that is farthest from the midline of the dental arch, opposite to its mesial surface.
facial surface vestibular surface.
incisal surface the cutting edges of the anterior teeth, the incisors and canines, which come into contact with those of the opposite teeth during protrusive occlusion. See also occlusal surface.
labial surface the vestibular surface of the incisors and canines, which faces the lips.
lingual surface the surface of a tooth that faces inward toward the tongue and oral cavity, opposite the vestibular surface; called also oral surface.
masticatory surface occlusal surface.
mesial surface the surface of a tooth that is closest to the midline of the dental arch, opposite to its distal surface.
occlusal surface the surface of the teeth that comes in contact with those of the opposite jaw during occlusion; called also masticatory surface.
oral surface lingual surface.
proximal surface (proximate surface) the area where the mesial surface of one tooth touches the distal surface of another; called also contact area or surface.
vestibular surface the surface of a tooth that is directed outward toward the vestibule of the mouth, opposite to the lingual surface; see also buccal surface and labial surface. Called also facial surface.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sur·face

(sŭr'făs), [TA]
The outer part of any solid.
Synonym(s): face (2) [TA], facies (2) [TA]
[F. fr. L. superficius, see superficial]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

surface

adjective Superficial.
 
verb The outer part of a solid structure.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

surface

adjective Superficial verb Vox populi The outer part of a solid structure. See Working surface.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sur·face

(sŭr'făs) [TA]
The outer part of any solid.
See: superficial
Synonym(s): facies (2) [TA] , face (2) .
[F. fr. L. superficius]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sur·face

(sŭr'făs) [TA]
Outer part of any solid or liquid at point of liquid-air interface.
Synonym(s): face (3) , facies (2) .
[F. fr. L. superficius]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about surface

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.

A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.

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Radiographic assessment of mandibular first bicuspids estimated enamel thickness for mesial and distal surfaces at 0.99 mm and 1.07 mm, respectively.
Based on Table 1, the enamel reduction could be slightly more pronounced on the distal surfaces.
DISTAL SURFACES OF ADJACENT SECOND MOLAR IN MARGINAL VERSUS PARAMARGINAL FLAP
* Class I: The cusp tip of the maxillary primary canine tooth is in the same vertical plane as the distal surface of the mandibular primary ca-nine.
Some important otolith morphology features such as otolith and sulcus acusticus shapes, proximal and distal surfaces, anterior and posterior regions were determinate for left and right sagittal otoliths of the sharpsnout seabream and their general morphology were shown (Table III).
The cavities situated at the distal surfaces were etched for 30 seconds using ortho-phosphoric acid gel at 35 % and rinsed for 30 seconds with 5cc of distilled water.
Lesions on the occlusal, buccal, palatal/lingual, mesial and distal surfaces were recorded separately.
cor on the proximal (1527), medial (1987), and distal (103) surfaces of the inside of the gills does not differ from the totals for the proximal, medial, and distal surfaces of the outside ([[Chi].sup.2] = 5.5, df = 4, P [is less than] .05).
The contact points of interest were on the distal surfaces of the first primary molars, the mesial surfaces of the second primary molars and the distal surfaces of second primary molars, only if the first permanent molar was present.
This occurred even though the remaining marginal ridge was not adjacent to the cusp under load Therefore, with regard to loss of marginal ridge in both the mesial and distal surfaces in 3-surface cavities, this group showed lower resistance to fracture than the 2-surface cavities.
Although, some measurement errors may associate with the positioning of the calipers on the mesial and distal surfaces of the teeth, this method is certainly more reliable than manual measurements.

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