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free·way space

the space between the occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when the mandible is in physiologic resting position.
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free·way space

(frē'wā spās)
The space between the occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when the mandible is in physiologic resting position.
Synonym(s): interocclusal distance (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

free·way space

(frē'wā spās)
Area between occluding surfaces of maxillary and mandibular teeth when mandible is in physiologic resting position.
Synonym(s): interocclusal clearance, interocclusal distance (2) , interocclusal gap, interocclusal rest space (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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