face bow

or face·bow

[ boh ]
/ boʊ /

noun Dentistry.

a device for determining the relationship of the maxillae to the mandibular joint.

Nearby words

  1. facadism,
  2. faccp,
  3. facd,
  4. face,
  5. face angle,
  6. face card,
  7. face cloth,
  8. face down,
  9. face flannel,
  10. face flies

Origin of face bow

First recorded in 1935–40

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Medicine definitions for face-bow


[ fāsbō′ ]


A caliperlike device used in dentistry to record the relationship of the jaws to the temporomandibular joints.

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