articulator

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articulator

 [ahr-tik´u-la″tor]
a device for effecting a jointlike union.
dental articulator a device that simulates movements of the temporomandibular joints or mandible, used in dentistry.
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ar·tic·u·la·tor

(ar-tik'yū-lā-tŏr),
A mechanical device that represents the temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached.
Synonym(s): occluding frame
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articulator

(är-tĭk′yə-lā′tər)
n.
1. One that articulates: an articulator of the students' concerns.
2. One of the organs of speech, such as the lips or tongue.
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articulator

A temporomandibular joint-like device used to hold models of teeth in the same alignment as a patient’s jaw, allowing an orthodontist to simulate the relationships of the bite in restorative and diagnostic procedures.
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ar·tic·u·la·tor

(ahr-tik'yū-lā-tŏr)
A mechanical device that represents the temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached; used in the fabrication and testing of dentures.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ar·tic·u·la·tor

(ahr-tik'yū-lā-tŏr)
Mechanical device that represents temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached.
Synonym(s): occluding frame.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012