dental plate


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dental plate

[′dent·əl ‚plāt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A flat plate that replaces teeth in certain invertebrates, such as some worms.
(vertebrate zoology)
A flattened plate that represents fused teeth in parrot fishes and related forms.
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But medical staff were unable to find the dental plate and got an ambulance to take him to Law Hospital.
And a further letter from another producer reads: "He sings at the back of his throat as though he were wearing a new dental plate.
Measurements oldie angles of the dental plate margins and crests confirm that it is distinct.
Ms Rhian Cryer-Williams, prosecuting, said Mr Hopkins, who runs World United Martial Arts from Cheltenham, suffered a split lip, a bloody nose and damage to his dental plate.
This view is consistent with observations of lungfish dental anatomy, including Tomes (1882), Peyer (1925), Bemis (1984), and Smith & Krupina (2001), all of whom noted the sustained growth and redeposition of dental plates in Dipnoi.
Unlike 'conventional sharks,' Ptychodus mortoni possessed pavement-like upper and lower dental plates consisting of juxtaposed rows of massive teeth suited for crushing," lead author Kenshu Shimada, a research associate in paleontology at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, told Discovery News.
Dental Chrome Systems, in Paradise Street, Parkside, specialises in making components for dental plates.
Rosenberg and colleagues at the University of Tennessee Department of Dermatology advise patients with dental plates to purchase an ultrasonic cleaning device, such as the one produced by the Tatung Corporation of America, Marietta, Georgia.
The solution to what in the West would amount to a problem of overwhelming proportions, namely how to fit super-expressive new buildings into an existing, older urban landscape, is resolved by simply ignoring altogether the aesthetics of coordination, by inserting imp roved structures into the body of the city in the same manner as you would replacement implants or dental plates.
In the absence of skeletal elements, chimaeroid species are diagnosed on the characteristics of dental plates.