bitewing

noun
bite·​wing | \ ˈbīt-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce bitewing (audio) \

Definition of bitewing

: a dental X-ray film designed to show the crowns of the upper and lower teeth simultaneously

Examples of bitewing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Q. My new dentist gave me 22 X-rays yesterday (bitewing and full mouth) plus a panoramic. Catherine Saint Louis, New York Times, 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of bitewing

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Bitewing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bitewing. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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bitewing

noun
bite·​wing | \ ˈbīt-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce bitewing (audio) \

Medical Definition of bitewing

: dental X-ray film designed to show the crowns of the upper and lower teeth simultaneously

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