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facet

Pronunciation: fas'et, fa-set'

Definition:

  1. A small smooth area on a bone or other firm structure, usually an articular surface covered in life with articular cartilage.
  2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.

Synonym(s): facies3TA

[Fr. facette]

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