bitewing
noun Date: 1938 a dental X-ray film designed to show the crowns of the upper and lower teeth simultaneously

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  • bitewing — /buyt wing /, n. Dentistry. a holder for x ray film with a projecting fin that is held between the teeth so as to show the crowns of the upper and lower teeth in one picture. [1935 40; BITE + WING] * * * …   Universalium

  • bitewing — See b. radiograph. * * * bite·wing bīt .wiŋ n dental X ray film designed to show the crowns of the upper and lower teeth simultaneously …   Medical dictionary

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