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veneer

Pronunciation: ve-ner'

Definition:

  1. A thin surface layer laid over a base of common material.
  2. In dentistry, a layer of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain or composite resin, attached to and covering the surface of a metal crown or natural tooth structure.

[Fr. fournir, to furnish]

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