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Medical Term:

step

Pronunciation: step

Definition:

  1. dentistry a dove-tailed or similarly shaped projection of a cavity prepared in a tooth into a surface perpendicular to the main part of the cavity for the purpose of preventing displacement of the restoration (filling) by the force of mastication.
  2. A change in direction resembling a stair-step in a line, a surface, or the construction of a solid body.
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