facebow

noun

face·​bow ˈfās-ˌbō How to pronounce facebow (audio)
: a device used in dentistry to determine the positional relationships of the maxillae to the temporomandibular joints of a patient especially for the purpose of properly positioning dental casts on an articulator

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“Facebow.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/facebow. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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