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Medical Term:

precision attachment


  1. a frictional or mechanically retained unit used in fixed or removable prosthodontics, consisting of closely fitting male and female parts;
  2. an attachment that may be rigid in function or may incorporate a movable stress control unit to reduce the torque on the abutment.

Synonym(s): frictional attachment, internal attachment, key attachment, keyway attachment, parallel attachment, slotted attachment

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