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bucco- +‎ palatal


IPA(key): /ˌbʌkoʊˈpælətl̩/


buccopalatal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy, medicine, dentistry) buccal and palatal, that is, pertaining to the cheek and the palate, as:
    1. (dentistry) In a location on the buccal and palatal aspect (of a tooth or its socket).
    2. (dentistry) In a direction with buccal and palatal vectors.
      • 2015 August 18, Min-Kyung Ji et al., “Evaluation of marginal fit of 2 CAD-CAM anatomic contour zirconia crown systems and lithium disilicate glass-ceramic crown”, in The Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics[1], volume 7, DOI:10.4047/jap.2015.7.4.271:
        Cured resin blocks were cut in the middle of buccopalatal and mesiodistal directions using linear precision saw (Isomet 5000; Buehler Ltd., Lake Bluff, IL, USA) referring to four reference points.

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