[ noun on-ley, awn-; verb on-ley, awn- ]
/ noun ˈɒnˌleɪ, ˈɔn-; verb ɒnˈleɪ, ɔn- /
an overlay, especially one in relief.
Dentistry. an inlay that restores the occlusal surface of a tooth.
verb (used with object), on·laid, on·lay·ing.
to place or mount (an onlay) on a surface, especially for decorative purposes.
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Origin of onlay
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for onlay
It disturbs the breadth, which is so valuable a characteristic of onlay.
Couched cord or filoselle is useful in covering the raw edge of the onlay, not so much masking the joints as making them sightly.
[ ŏn′lā′ ]
A cast restoration, usually made of gold, that is attached to the occlusal surface of a tooth.
A bone graft applied to the exterior surface of the bone.
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