baseplate

[beys-pleyt]
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noun

Dentistry.
  1. a sheet of plastic material for making trial denture plates.
  2. the portion of a denture in contact with the jaw.
Metallurgy. a plate of metal to be clad with another metal.

Origin of baseplate

First recorded in 1875–80; base1 + plate1
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Historical Examples of baseplate

  • The following morning, under the frightened gaze of his guards, Jason tackled the underside of the baseplate.

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    Henry Maxwell Dempsey


baseplate in Medicine

baseplate

[bāsplāt′]

n.

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