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pantograph

Pronunciation: pan'to-graf

Definition:

  1. An instrument for reproducing drawings by a system of levers whereby a recording pencil is made to follow the movements of a stylet passing along the lines of the original.
  2. In dentistry, an instrument used to record mandibular border movements that may be transferred to make equivalent settings on an articulator.

[panto- + G. grapho, to record]

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