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Medical Term:

needlepoint tracing

 

Definition: a tracing of mandibular movements made by means of a device attached to the opposing arches; its shape resembles that of an arrowhead or a Gothic arch, and when the instrument's marking point is at the apex of the arch, the jaws are considered to be in centric relation.

Synonym(s): arrow point tracing, gothic arch tracing, gothic arch, stylus tracing

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