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long ax·is

a line extending through the center of an object lengthwise; in dentistry, the line extending incisocervically (occlusocervically) parallel to axial surfaces of a tooth.

long ax·is

(lawng aksis)
1. In dentistry, line extending incisocervically (occlusocervically) parallel to axial tooth surfaces.
2. Line extending through the center of an object lengthwise.
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The measurement method of the dental crown's long axis angulation, used in this study, proved highly reproducible, because of the few systematic and casual errors found.
* If the handle of the instrument is moving away from the tooth during the stroke, you are performing the press-open stroke; and if the terminal shank is parallel to the long axis of the tooth when the stroke ends, you are performing the press-open stroke perfectly!
The tibia's long axis is simultaneously at a right angle to the floor.
On the other hand, round foods that have no long axis - things such as slices of eggplant - pose a special challenge.
1 and 2) that the lamellar long axis in these LLDPE blown films is oriented orthogonal to the film MD and is located in the TD-normal plane.
A detailed study of the mechanical properties of plastic lumber has been conducted,(1) and one can compare these properties with those of wood, as discussed in detail in USDA's Wood Handbook.(2) A close study of these references will show that the key property in which plastic lumber products are deficient relative to the various useful types of wood is the stiffness, or modulus, as measured on the long axis of the product.
A passes to B, who one-touch back- passes (pass two) and then moves to the side to create space for the through (or long axis) pass to C (pass three}.
Upstrokes alternate with downstrokes, up to hundreds of times per second, and at each shift of stroke the wing rotates about its long axis, tilting to the appropriate angle for its new direction of motion.
Images of the rod were obtained in long axis and transverse planes.
the absolute direction of travel was recorded either as "long axis
He said the Sun was one of a large number of stars that existed in a lens-shaped conglomerate, and that the Milky Way was the result of looking into the sky along the long axis of the lens.