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torque

 [tork]
a rotatory force causing part of a structure to twist about an axis.

torque (T),

(tōrk),
1. A rotatory force.
2. In dentistry, a torsion force applied to a tooth to produce or maintain crown or root movement.
[L. torqueo, to twist]

torque

(tork)
1. a rotary force causing part of a structure to twist about an axis. Symbol τ.
2. in dentistry, the rotation of a tooth on its long axis, especially the movement of the apical portions of the teeth by use of orthodontic appliances.

torque

[tôrk]
Etymology: L, torquere, to twist
1 a twisting force produced by contraction of the medial femoral muscles that tend to rotate the thigh medially.
2 in dentistry, a force applied to a tooth to rotate it on a mesiodistal or buccolingual axis.
3 a rotary force applied to a denture base. Compare torsion.

torque

(T) (tōrk)
1. A rotatory force.
2. dentistry A torsion force applied to a tooth to produce or maintain crown or root movement.
[L. torqueo, to twist]

torque

(tōrk)
1. In dentistry, torsion force applied to a tooth to produce or maintain crown or root movement.
2. A rotatory force.
[L. torqueo, to twist]

torque

a rotatory force.