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A pattern Neuromuscular anomaly of the eyes characterized by an increase in exotropia when the eyes fixate downward, or increase in esotropia when the eyes fixate upward. Upgaze and downgaze are usually measured at 25 degrees from the horizontal. Syn. A syndrome. See convergent strabismus; divergent strabismus.
checkerboard pattern A square set of equal size black and white squares placed adjacent to one another. It is used to test visual acuity. The common way of using this pattern is to present it in the form of a square diamond made up of four smaller diamonds. Three of these are composed of a pattern of much smaller squares than the fourth. Resolution of the pattern with larger squares consists in indicating where it is located (top, bottom, right or left) while the other three squares appear as a uniform grey. This acuity test is less dependent on cognitive factors than letters. (Fig. P4). See visual acuity; test type.
V pattern A neuromuscular anomaly of the eyes characterized by an increase in exotropia when the eyes rotate upward, or increase in esotropia when the eyes rotate downward. Syn. V syndrome. See convergent strabismus; divergent strabismus.
X pattern A neuromuscular anomaly in which the visual axes are more divergent when the eyes fixate upward and downward, as compared to the primary position of gaze.
Y pattern A neuromuscular anomaly of the eyes in which there is increasing exotropia as the eyes rotate straight upward with orthotropia in the primary position and on downward gaze.
n 2. a wax form of a denture that, when it is invested in a flask and the wax is eliminated, will form the mold in which the resin denture is formed.
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