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Medical Term:

jacket

Pronunciation: jak'et

Definition:

  1. A fixed bandage applied around the body to immobilize the spine.
  2. In dentistry, a term commonly used in reference to an artificial crown composed of fired porcelain or acrylic resin.

[M.E., fr. O.Fr. jaquet, dim. of jaque, tunic, fr. Jacques, nickname of Fr. peasants.]

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