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Medical Term:

survey line



  1. a line scribed on an abutment tooth of a dental cast by means of a dental surveyor indicating the height of contour of the tooth according to a specific path of insertion;
  2. a line that serves as a guide in the proper location of various parts of a clasp assembly for a removable partial denture.

Synonym(s): clasp guideline, Cummer guideline

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