- n.(in dentistry) an apparatus for relating the upper and lower models of a patient's dentition in a fixed position, usually with maximum tooth contact. Some articulators can reproduce jaw movements. They are used in the construction of crowns, bridges, and dentures.
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Articulator — Ar*tic u*la tor, n. One who, or that which, articulates; as: (a) One who enunciates distinctly. (b) One who prepares and mounts skeletons. (c) An instrument to cure stammering. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
articulator — [är tik′yo͞o lāt΄ər, är tik′yəlāt΄ər] n. 1. a person or thing that articulates 2. Phonet. any organ in the mouth or throat whose movement produces speech sounds, as the tongue, uvula, or teeth articulatory adj … English World dictionary
Articulator — An Articulator is a mechanical device used in dentistry to which casts of the maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth are fixed and reproduces recorded positions of the mandible in relation to the maxilla. An articulator assists in the… … Wikipedia
articulator — /aˈtɪkjəleɪtə/ (say ah tikyuhlaytuh) noun 1. someone or something that articulates. 2. any of the structures of the oral nasal passage, used in the production of speech sounds, either movable (active articulator), as the tongue, or fixed (passive … Australian English dictionary
articulator — noun see articulate II … New Collegiate Dictionary
articulator — /ahr tik yeuh lay teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that articulates. 2. Phonet. a movable organ, as the tongue, lips, or uvula, the action of which is involved in the production of speech sounds. Cf. place of articulation. 3. Dentistry. a… … Universalium
articulator — noun One who, or that which, articulates … Wiktionary
articulator — A mechanical device which represents the temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached. SYN: occluding frame. adjustable a. 1. an a. which may be adjusted to permit movement of the casts into… … Medical dictionary
articulator — n. something which expresses; organ related to pronunciation; device for making dentures … English contemporary dictionary
articulator — noun any of the vocal organs above the larynx, including the tongue, lips, teeth, and hard palate … English new terms dictionary
articulator — ar·tic·u·la·tor … English syllables