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bitewing

[ bahyt-wing ]
/ ˈbaɪtˌwɪŋ /
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noun Dentistry.
a holder for x-ray film with a projecting fin that is held between the teeth so as to show the crowns of the upper and lower teeth in one picture.
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Origin of bitewing

First recorded in 1935–40; bite + wing
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Medical definitions for bitewing

bitewing
[ bītwĭng′ ]

n.
A dental x-ray film having a central projection on which the teeth can close, holding it in position for the radiographic imagery of several upper and lower teeth simultaneously.
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