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curve of Spee

Pronunciation: schpa

Definition: the anatomic curvature of the mandibular occlusal plane beginning at the tip of the lower cuspid and following the buccal cusps of the posterior teeth, continuing to the terminal molar.

Synonym(s): von Spee curve

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