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casting wax


Definition: any soft solid wax used in dentistry for patterns of many types, as well as for other purposes; most are basically paraffin but are modified by addition of gum dammar, carnauba wax, or other ingredients, to meet various requirements. Usually the patterns are invested in gypsum-type casting investment materials, heated to vaporization temperature, then replaced in the investment by metal.

Synonym(s): inlay wax

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