biteplate

biteplate
/buyt"playt'/, n. Orthodontics.
a removable appliance worn in the mouth to separate the jaws so that some of the teeth will gradually shift upward or downward.
Also, bite plate.
[BITE + PLATE1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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