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Medical Term:

nonanatomic teeth


  1. teeth with occlusal surfaces not based on anatomic forms;
  2. artificial teeth so designed that the occlusal surfaces are not copied from natural forms, but rather are given forms that in the opinion of the designer seem more nearly to fulfill the requirements of mastication, tissue tolerance, and other considerations.
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