lingual plate

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A partial denture major connector formed as a lingual bar extended to cover the cingula of the lower anterior teeth.
Synonym(s): lingual plate


adjective Referring to the tongue and hyoid bone.
noun An anatomic unit in fish consisting of the tongue and hyoid bone.

lin·gual plate

(linggwăl plāt)
Major connector portion of a mandibular removable partial denture (i.e., prosthesis) that connects the posterior segments and contacts the lingual surfaces of the natural anterior teeth.
Synonym(s): lingual apron, lingual strap, linguoplate.
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