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varnish (dental)

Pronunciation: var'nish den'tal

Definition: Solutions of natural resins and gums in a suitable solvent, of which a thin coating is applied over the surfaces of the cavity preparations before placement of restorations, used as a protective agent for the tooth against constituents of restorative materials.

Synonym(s): cavity liner, vernix

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