- contours carved by various mandibular movements into the occluding surface of an occlusion rim, by teeth or studs placed in the opposing occlusion rim; the curves or contours may be carved into wax, modeling plastic, or plaster of Paris;
- occlusal curves developed by masticatory or gliding movements of occlusion rims that are composed of materials including abrasives.
Synonym(s): milled-in curves
See Also: functional chew-in record
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.