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elastic

 [e-las´tik]
capable of resuming normal shape after distortion.
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e·las·tic

(ē-las'tik),
1. Having the property of returning to the original shape after being stretched, compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
2. A rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth. The term is generally modified by an adjective to describe the direction of the force or the location of the terminal connecting points.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

e·las·tic

(ĕ-las'tik)
1. Having the property of returning to the original shape after being compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
2. A rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth. The term is generally modified by an adjective to describe the direction of the force or the location of the terminal connecting points.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

e·las·tic

(ĕ-las'tik)
1. Rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth.
2. Having the property of returning to original shape after being stretched, compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Ray, "Bone loss in the permanent dentition as a result of improper orthodontic elastic band use: a case report," Quintessence International, vol.
The body becomes the crux of a space that is delineated by the tension it projects: the men on the stools, still but unstable; the girl held in a precarious equilibrium at the edge of the platform, constrained by the taut elastic band, her arms rigid and immobile.
Options include an automatic label unit, which folds a label around each elastic band before bundling to ensure each pack has the correct information.
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WHAT YOU NEED: | A small clear container with a lid | | | Hammer and nail or scissors (to make a small hole) | Bendy straw | Small piece of thin material such as a kitchen cloth or tights | | | Elastic band | Plasticine WHAT TO DO: 1.
LIAM McATEER is expecting a big run from Majestic Times in the Totesport Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, reporting the son of Bluebird to be "wound up like an elastic band" after a preparation on the sands of Laytown beach.
A soft elastic band hooks around the middle toe to keep the pad in place.
The Sweats are a simple cloth bag with an elastic band to keep them in place.
They include downhill running, wind-assisted running, using an elastic band to pull the athlete forward, etc.
After Kate was seen wearing one on the Royal tour Down Under, sales rocketed by 300% and there is unlikely to be a single house with primary school age children that doesn't have bits of elastic band scattered in every nook and cranny.