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crown

 [krown]
1. the topmost part of an organ or structure, e.g., the top of the head.
anatomical crown the upper, enamel-covered part of a tooth.
 Anatomical and clinical crowns, demonstrating that the former are independent of the state of surrounding tissues while the latter depend on the height of the surrounding gingiva. From Dorland's, 2000.
artificial crown a metal, porcelain, or plastic reproduction of a crown affixed to the remaining natural structure of a tooth.
clinical crown that portion of a tooth visible above the gingiva.

crown

(krown), [TA]
1. Any structure, normal or pathologic, resembling or suggesting a crown or a wreath.
2. In dentistry, that part of a tooth that is covered with enamel. Synonym(s): corona [TA]
3. An artificial substitute for the part of a tooth that is normally covered with enamel.
[L. corona]

crown

(kroun)
n.
1. The top or highest part of bodily structure, especially the head.
2. The part of a tooth that is covered by enamel and projects beyond the gum line.
3. An artificial substitute for the natural crown of a tooth.
v.
1. To put a crown on a tooth.
2. To reach a stage in labor when a large segment of the fetal scalp is visible at the vaginal orifice. Used of a fetus or the head of a fetus.

crown

(krown)
1. Any structure, normal or pathologic, resembling or suggesting a crown or a wreath.
2. dentistry That part of a tooth that is covered with enamel, or an artificial substitute for that part.
Synonym(s): corona [TA] .
[L. corona]

crown

The visible part of a tooth. The part covered by enamel.

Crown

The natural crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth covered by enamel. Also, a restorative crown is a protective shell that fits over a tooth.

crown

(krown)
1. [TA] In dentistry, that part of a tooth that is covered with enamel.
2. An artificial substitute for the part of a tooth that is normally covered with enamel.
[L. corona]
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