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buttress plate

[ bŭtrĭs ]

n.

A metal plate used to support the internal fixation of a fracture.

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Nearby words

buttonmould, buttons, buttonwood, buttony, buttress, buttress plate, buttress root, buttress thread, butts and bounds, buttstock, buttstrap
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