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baseplate

[beys-pleyt] /ˈbeɪsˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
2.
Dentistry.
  1. a sheet of plastic material for making trial denture plates.
  2. the portion of a denture in contact with the jaw.
3.
Metallurgy. a plate of metal to be clad with another metal.
Origin of baseplate
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; base1 + plate1
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  • The following morning, under the frightened gaze of his guards, Jason tackled the underside of the baseplate.

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baseplate in Medicine

baseplate base·plate (bās'plāt')
n.

  1. The portion of an artificial denture in contact with the jaw.

  2. A temporary form representing the base of a denture and used to help establish jaw relationships and the arrangement of teeth.

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