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surface

 [sur´fas]
the outer part or external aspect of a solid body; called also facies.
buccal surface the vestibular surface of the molars and premolars, which faces the cheek.
contact surface proximal surface.
distal surface the surface of a tooth that is farthest from the midline of the dental arch, opposite to its mesial surface.
facial surface vestibular surface.
incisal surface the cutting edges of the anterior teeth, the incisors and canines, which come into contact with those of the opposite teeth during protrusive occlusion. See also occlusal surface.
labial surface the vestibular surface of the incisors and canines, which faces the lips.
lingual surface the surface of a tooth that faces inward toward the tongue and oral cavity, opposite the vestibular surface; called also oral surface.
masticatory surface occlusal surface.
mesial surface the surface of a tooth that is closest to the midline of the dental arch, opposite to its distal surface.
occlusal surface the surface of the teeth that comes in contact with those of the opposite jaw during occlusion; called also masticatory surface.
oral surface lingual surface.
proximal surface (proximate surface) the area where the mesial surface of one tooth touches the distal surface of another; called also contact area or surface.
vestibular surface the surface of a tooth that is directed outward toward the vestibule of the mouth, opposite to the lingual surface; see also buccal surface and labial surface. Called also facial surface.

sur·face

(sŭr'făs), [TA]
The outer part of any solid.
Synonym(s): face (2) [TA], facies (2) [TA]
[F. fr. L. superficius, see superficial]

surface

adjective Superficial.
 
verb The outer part of a solid structure.

surface

adjective Superficial verb Vox populi The outer part of a solid structure. See Working surface.

sur·face

(sŭr'făs) [TA]
The outer part of any solid.
See: superficial
Synonym(s): facies (2) [TA] , face (2) .
[F. fr. L. superficius]

sur·face

(sŭr'făs) [TA]
Outer part of any solid or liquid at point of liquid-air interface.
Synonym(s): face (3) , facies (2) .
[F. fr. L. superficius]

Patient discussion about surface

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.

A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.

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Royal Mail head of international, David Cunnington, said: "Surface mail products provide value for money for those sending cards, letters and parcels to faraway destinations.
We propose 3 reasons to explain the low response rate: 1) chiropractic practitioners are frequently bombarded with requests to respond to surveys by their alumni, professional associations, and commercial enterprises, and their goodwill to absorb this influx has likely become supersaturated; 2) bearing the first point in mind, and for the reasons described in the methods section under "questionnaire administration," we elected to administer only one "mailing;" and 3) surface mail recruitment required respondents to go to another (electronic) medium to complete the survey, and this transition, and the subsequent delay, may have resulted in potential respondents forgetting to access the survey URL.
Surface mail for the armed forces should be sent by December 5 and airmail by December 12.
The acting postmaster general, Joanna Choi, said in a statement that all air and surface mail services to Afghanistan, including letter and parcel, are temporarily halted.
In Canada for surface mail it is $5 for the first item, and $2 for each additional item, or $10 by air, first item, and $5 for additional ones, and it can be ordered from The Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1001 North Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 212002 USA.
Reviews should be submitted to April Dmytrenko, Journal "In Review" Editor, via one of the following means: E-mail: april_dmytrenko@spe.sony.com (MS Word 6.0 or higher attachment) Surface mail: April Dmytrenko 10202 W.
A total of 26 boxes were sent overseas by surface mail in July 1962 for about $30 postage.
Posters are available for $14 surface mail, $21 air mail, from BASIC at Saint Francois, Avoca Avenue, Black rock, Co.
We will also be charging separately for postage to allow you the option of using surface mail at $5.00 or air mail at $12.00.
The Postal Service pays air carriers $1.8 million to deliver bypass mail, even though delivery charges are at the surface mail rate.
Surface Air Lift (SAL): Mail that is transported by air to a distribution city and deposited there into the surface mail stream.

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