bite plate
noun Date: circa 1922 a removable usually plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics: as a. a device worn in the upper or lower jaw and used especially to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxism b. retainer 3b

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bite plate — n a removable usu. plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics to assist in therapy or diagnosis: as a) a U shaped device worn in the upper or lower jaw and used esp. to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxism by covering the… …   Medical dictionary

  • bite plate — noun a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes • Syn: ↑biteplate • Hypernyms: ↑dental appliance * * * noun : a removable usually plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumping-the-bite plate — Kingsley plate Kingsley appliance …   Medical dictionary

  • bite — bite, gnaw, champ, gnash are comparable when they mean to attack with or as if with the teeth. Bite fundamentally implies a getting of the teeth, especially the front teeth, into something so as to grip, pierce, or tear off {bite an apple deeply} …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bite — [bīt] vt. bit [bit] bitten [bit′ n] or biting [ME biten < OE bītan < IE base * bheid , to split, crack > BEETLE1, BITTER, L findere, to split (see FISSION)] …   English World dictionary

  • bite — I. verb (bit; bitten; also bit; biting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bītan; akin to Old High German bīzan to bite, Latin findere to split Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to seize especially with teeth or jaws so as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bite in — transitive verb : to corrode or eat (lines or figures) into an etcher s plate by means of an acid * * * bite in (etching) To eat out the lines of with acid • • • Main Entry: ↑bite …   Useful english dictionary

  • To bite the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground plate — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first bite — noun in line engraving : the first etch or action of the acid upon the plate before the application of dragon s blood …   Useful english dictionary

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