bitewing

noun
bite·​wing | \ˈbīt-ˌwiŋ \

Definition of bitewing 

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

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Q. My new dentist gave me 22 X-rays yesterday (bitewing and full mouth) plus a panoramic. Catherine Saint Louis, New York Times, "Why Does My Dentist Give Me So Many X-Rays?," 14 July 2017

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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bitewing

noun
bite·​wing | \ˈbīt-ˌwiŋ \

Medical Definition of bitewing 

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

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