mesiodistal clasp


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me·si·o·dis·tal clasp

(mēzē-ō-distăl klasp)
Type of fitting on removable partial dentures that embraces distolingual and mesial surfaces of a tooth and establishes retention in either mesial or distal undercuts (or both).
[mesio-, toward the midline, fr. G. mesos, middle, + distal]