face bow

or face·bow

[ boh ]
/ boʊ /

noun Dentistry.

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

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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