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face bow

or face·bow

noun Dentistry.
  1. a device for determining the relationship of the maxillae to the mandibular joint.
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Origin of face bow

First recorded in 1935–40
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face-bow in Medicine


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