interdental splint

n.

A splint for a fractured jaw consisting of two metal or acrylic resin bands wired to the teeth of the upper and lower jaws and then fastened together to prevent motion.

Nearby words

  1. interdenominational,
  2. interdental,
  3. interdental canal,
  4. interdental papilla,
  5. interdental septum,
  6. interdentil,
  7. interdentium,
  8. interdepartmental,
  9. interdependence,
  10. interdependency


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