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sealant

 [sēl´ant]
an agent that protects against access from the outside or leakage from the inside; called also sealer.
dental sealant a thin plastic coating put into the pits and fissures of teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

seal·ant

(sē'lănt),
1. A material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sealant

(sē′lənt)
n.
1. A substance, such as sealing wax, used to seal a surface to prevent passage of a liquid or gas.
2. A plastic resin used in dentistry to coat the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

sealant

Dentistry A UV light-cured resin used to coat fissures in teeth and prevent cavities Surgery A substance used to close gaps or vessels. See Fibrin sealant.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

seal·ant

(sēl'ănt)
1. A material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Sealant

A thin plastic substance that is painted over teeth as an anti-cavity measure to seal out food particles and acids produced by bacteria.
Mentioned in: Tooth Decay
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

seal·ant

(sēl'ănt)
1. Material used to effect an airtight closure.
2. Substance applied to a damaged organ to affect homeostasis, to curtail other leakage, or to facilitate prolonged drug delivery to a limited area.
3. Composite material applied to dental pits and fissures to prevent decay.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Retention and caries preventive effects of a GIC and a resin-based fissure sealant. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1995; 23: 282-285.
The new sealant is suited to impregnation of small batches as required, or Ultrasears front loading impregnation equipment can be incorporated into an automated production line for those who wish to impregnate all parts as a quality enhancement rather than on a selective basis.
. As the sealant's drying, peel off the masking tape, and use a cloth dampened in white spirit to clean up any excess.
Top Tip: Try coloured tape to see more clearly where you are putting sealant. 3.
The injectable sealant is a mixture of two different solutions that, when combined, form a sealant or gel in 10 to 20 seconds.
Internal frames need to have a water-based, paintable sealant to fill the gap between skirting boards, door and window frames and picture rails.
USE: Interior Frame Sealant Piston, (available in white or brown) from pounds 3.76, Unibond (www.henkel.com).
Of particular concern is achieving efficacious sealant placement in high-risk populations.
As concrete freezes and shrinks, Li's polymer sealant expands to fill the cracks.
"At PPG, we know how important it is to develop products that help our customers achieve environmental certifications," said Michael Provenzano, PPG marketing manager, adhesives and sealants. "PPG is dedicated to helping professionals in the commercial building industry reduce their carbon footprint and meet green building rating requirements such as LEED v4, by offering an environmentally friendly product portfolio of not only paints and stains, but now 15 sealant formulas."
After moving in, we got bids from three paving companies and were surprised at the wide range of prices and the selection of sealants. One contractor recommended oil based sealant.