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face bow

or facebow

[boh] /boʊ/
noun, Dentistry.
1.
a device for determining the relationship of the maxillae to the mandibular joint.
Origin of face bow
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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face-bow in Medicine

face-bow (fās'bō')
n.
A caliperlike device used in dentistry to record the relationship of the jaws to the temporomandibular joints.

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