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Medical Term:

milled-in paths



  1. 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;
  2. 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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