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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: em-bra'shur

Definition: In dentistry, an opening that widens outwardly or inwardly; specifically, that space adjacent to the interproximal contact area that spreads toward the facial, gingival, lingual, occlusal, or incisal aspect.

[Fr. an opening in a wall for cannon]

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