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face-bow

Pronunciation: fas'bo

Definition: A caliperlike device used to record the relationship of the jaws to the temporomandibular joints; the record may then be used to orient a cast or model of the maxilla to the opening and closing axis of the articulator.

Synonym(s): hinge-bow

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