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Medical Term:

occlusal plane

Definition

an imaginary surface that is related anatomically to the cranium and that theoretically touches the incisal edges of the incisors and the tips of the occluding surfaces of the posterior teeth; it is not a plane in the true sense of the word but represents the mean of the curvature of the surface.

Synonym(s): bite plane

See Also: curve of occlusion

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