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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kon'tur


  1. The outline of a part; the surface configuration.
  2. In dentistry, to restore the normal outlines or form of a tooth, or to create the external shape or form of a prosthesis.

[L. con- (intens.), + torno, to turn (in a lathe), fr. tornus, a lathe]

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