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articulation

Pronunciation: ar-tik′yū-lā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. A joining or connecting together loosely to allow motion between parts.
  2. Distinct, coherent, connected speech or enunciation.
  3. In dentistry, the contact relationship of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during jaw movement.

Synonym(s): joint

[see articulatio]

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