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Pronunciation: ă-līn′ment


  1. The longitudinal position of a bone or limb.
  2. The act of bringing into line.
  3. In dentistry, the arrangement of the teeth in relation to the supporting structures and the adjacent and opposing dentitions.

[Fr. aligner, to line up, fr. L. linea, line]

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