/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 mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached: used in the making of dentures.
[1770-80; ARTICULATE + -OR2]

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